Blyth’s Shrike-Babbler / Pteruthius aeralatus

Blyth\'s Shrike-Babbler / Pteruthius aeralatus

Blyth's Shrike-Babbler

SCI Name:  Pteruthius aeralatus
Protonym:  Pteruthius aeralatus J.Asiat.Soc.Bengal Vol. 24, N° 3 p. 267-268
Category:  Passeriformes / Vireonidae /
Taxonomy Code:  blyshb1
Type Locality:  mountainous interior of the Tenasserim provinces. Lower Burma.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1855
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

PTERUTHIUS
(Vireonidae; Ϯ White-browed Shrike-babbler P. aeralatus validirostris) Gr. πτερον pteron  wing; ερυθαινω eruthainō  to dye red  < ερυθραινω eruthrainō  to paint red  < ερυθρος eruthros  red; "26. Genus, PTERUTHIUS*.   ...   Bill short, compressed, thick; the tip shrike-like, hooked and deeply notched; culmen considerably arched; gonys ascending.  Nostrils basal, the aperture ovate or round.  Rictus slightly bristled, wide.  Wings very short, rounded.  Tail short, broad, rounded; the tips very obtuse.  Tarsi smooth, pale.   Type.—Lanius erythropterus, GOULD'S Century.  Nepaul.   ...   *Th. πτερον ala, et ερυθιαω sum ruber." (Swainson 1832); "Pteruthius Swainson, 1832, in Swainson and Richardson, Fauna Bor.-Amer., 2 (1831), p. 491. Type, by original designation and monotypy, Lanius erythropterus Gould, i.e., Vigors = Pteruthius flaviscapis validirostris Koelz." (Deignan in Peters 1964, X, 385). This genus was traditionally placed in the Timaliidae, hence the substantive name.
Var. PterutiusPterythrius, Ptererythrius.
Synon. Aenopogon, Allotrius, Hilarocichla.

aeralatus
L. aes, aeris bronze; latus flank, side.

SUBSPECIES

Blyth's Shrike-Babbler (Chestnut-winged)
SCI Name: Pteruthius aeralatus validirostris
validirostris
L. validus  strong, stout  < valere  to be strong; -rostris  -billed  < rostrum  beak.

Blyth's Shrike-Babbler (Gray-breasted)
SCI Name: Pteruthius aeralatus ricketti
ricketti
Charles Boughey Rickett (1851-1943) British banker, collector in the Far East (syn. Aquila heliaca, syn. Arborophila gingica, subsp. Chrysophlegma flavinucha, subsp. Leiothrix argentauris, Phylloscopus, syn. Picus canus sobrinus, subsp. Pteruthius aeralatus, subsp. Pyrrhula nipalensis, Sinosuthora, subsp. Spilornis cheela, syn. Sylviparus modestus).

Blyth's Shrike-Babbler (Blyth's)
SCI Name: Pteruthius aeralatus [aeralatus Group]
PTERUTHIUS
(Vireonidae; Ϯ White-browed Shrike-babbler P. aeralatus validirostris) Gr. πτερον pteron  wing; ερυθαινω eruthainō  to dye red  < ερυθραινω eruthrainō  to paint red  < ερυθρος eruthros  red; "26. Genus, PTERUTHIUS*.   ...   Bill short, compressed, thick; the tip shrike-like, hooked and deeply notched; culmen considerably arched; gonys ascending.  Nostrils basal, the aperture ovate or round.  Rictus slightly bristled, wide.  Wings very short, rounded.  Tail short, broad, rounded; the tips very obtuse.  Tarsi smooth, pale.   Type.—Lanius erythropterus, GOULD'S Century.  Nepaul.   ...   *Th. πτερον ala, et ερυθιαω sum ruber." (Swainson 1832); "Pteruthius Swainson, 1832, in Swainson and Richardson, Fauna Bor.-Amer., 2 (1831), p. 491. Type, by original designation and monotypy, Lanius erythropterus Gould, i.e., Vigors = Pteruthius flaviscapis validirostris Koelz." (Deignan in Peters 1964, X, 385). This genus was traditionally placed in the Timaliidae, hence the substantive name.
Var. PterutiusPterythrius, Ptererythrius.
Synon. Aenopogon, Allotrius, Hilarocichla.