Black-polled Yellowthroat / Geothlypis speciosa

Black-polled Yellowthroat / Geothlypis speciosa

Black-polled Yellowthroat

SCI Name:  Geothlypis speciosa
Protonym:  Geothlypis speciosa Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1858) (1858), Pt26 no.374 p.447
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Parulidae /
Taxonomy Code:  blpyel1
Type Locality:  Mexico; types probably from Orizaba, Veracruz, fide Hellmayr, 1935, Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Publ., Zool. Ser., 13, pt. 8, p. 442.
Publish Year:  1859
IUCN Status:  


(Parulidae; Common Yellowthroat G. trichas) Gr. γεω- geō-  ground-, earth-  < γη gē  earth; θλυπις thlupis  unknown small bird, perhaps some sort of finch or warbler. In ornithology thlypis signifies either a thin-billed tanager or, as in this case, a parulid warbler; "Subfam. Sylvicolinae.  1. Geothlypis (Trichas Sws. nec Gloger).  ...  Gen. Trichas Gloger.  Der Name Trichas wurde von Gloger im März 1827 an die Stelle von Criniger (!) Temm. gesetzt. Trichophorus Temm. ist später als Trichas Gloger vorgeschlagen.  Für die Gattung Trichas Sws., April 1827 haben wir den Namen Geothlypis (Fam. Sylvicolidae) vorgeschlagen   1. Trichas barbata (Temm.).   2. T. gularis (Horsf.).   3. T. icterica (Strickl.).   4. T. flaveola (Gould). etc." (Cabanis 1847); "Geothlypis Cabanis, 1847, Archiv für Naturgesch., 13, pp. 316, 349.  New name for Trichas Swainson, (June) 1827, preoccupied by Trichas Gloger, (March) 1827." (JAJ 2021) (see Trichas).
Var. Geothlipis.   
Synon. Chamaethlypis, Frutiornis, Trichas.

speciosa / speciosum / speciosus
L. speciosus  splendid, beautiful, brilliant  < species  beauty, appearance  < specere  to look at.
● ex “Manucode à bouquets” of de Buffon 1770-1785, and “Magnificent Paradise-bird” of Latham 1783 (syn. Diphyllodes magnificus).
● ex “Grand Promérops à paremens frisés” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (syn. Epimachus fastuosus).
● ex “Pigeon-ramier de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 213, “Ramiret” of de Buffon 1770-1786, and “Scallop-necked Pigeon” of Latham 1783 (Patagioenas).
● ex “Black-and-Scarlet Thrush” of Latham 1787 (Pericrocotus).
● ex “Moineau de la côte d’Afrique” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 203, fig. 1 (syn. Pytilia melba).