Black-legged Seriema / Chunga burmeisteri

Black-legged Seriema / Chunga burmeisteri

Black-legged Seriema

SCI Name:  Chunga burmeisteri
Protonym:  Dicholophus burmeisteri Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt(28)2 p.335
Category:  Cariamiformes / Cariamidae /
Taxonomy Code:  bllser1
Type Locality:  Provinces of Tucumdn and Catamarca, Argentina.
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Publish Year:  1860
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DEFINITIONS

CHUNGA
(Cariamidae; Ϯ Black-legged Seriema C. burmeisteri) “The Chunga, as this bird is called by the Spanish inhabitants of the Republic, seems to differ subgenerically from Dicholophus  ...  A very important difference, perhaps the most important, consists in the totally different habits of the more northern representative. Professor Burmeister proposes for it a subgeneric division, under the name of Chunga.” (Hartlaub 1860); "Chunga "Burmeister" Hartlaub, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1860, p. 335. Type, by monotypy, Dicholophus burmeisteri Hartlaub." (Peters, 1934, II, p. 216) (see Chunnia).

burmeisteri
Prof. Dr Karl Hermann Konrad Burmeister (1807-1892) German zoologist, entomologist based in Argentina 1861-1892, explorer and collector in Brazil 1850-1852 and Argentina 1857-1860 (Chunga, syn. Geositta rufipennis, Microstilbon, Phyllomyias, subsp. Suiriri suiriri).