Black-thighed Grosbeak / Pheucticus tibialis

Black-thighed Grosbeak / Pheucticus tibialis

Black-thighed Grosbeak

SCI Name:  Pheucticus tibialis
Protonym:  Pheucticus tibialis Ann.Lyc.Nat.Hist.N.Y. 8 p.478
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Cardinalidae /
Taxonomy Code:  bltgro1
Type Locality:  Eervantes [= Cervantes] , Costa Rica.
Publish Year:  1867
IUCN Status:  


(Cardinalidae; Ϯ Black-backed Grosbeak P. aureoventris) Gr. φευκτικος pheuktikos  shy, inclined to avoid  < φευγω pheugō  to flee. Reichenbach's 1850, plate LXXVIII, labelled Passerinae: Pyrrhulinae Coccothraustinae, shows a variety of heavy-billed finches, but gives no clue as to the reasoning behind this generic tag; doubtless a clue will be found in earlier species accounts. "Pheucticus Reichenbach, 1850, Av. Syst. Nat., pl. 78. Type, by subsequent designation (G. R. Gray, 1855, Cat. Genera Subgenera Birds, p. 75), Pitylus aureoventris." (Paynter in Peters 1970, XIII, 217).
Var. Pheuticus.
Synon. HabiaHedymeles, Zamelodia.

L. tibialis  pertaining to the shin, tibial  < tibia  shin-bone, tibia.
● ex “Faucon à Culotte Noire” of Levaillant 1798, pl. 29 (unident.).