Böhm’s Bee-eater / Merops boehmi

Böhm\'s Bee-eater / Merops boehmi

Böhm's Bee-eater

SCI Name:  Merops boehmi
Protonym:  Merops (Melittophagus) boehmi Orn.Centralbl. 7 p.62
Category:  Coraciiformes / Meropidae /
Taxonomy Code:  bobeat1
Type Locality:  Bumi, Tanganyika Territory.
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Publish Year:  1882
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DEFINITIONS

MEROPS
(Meropidae; Ϯ European Bee-eater M. apiaster) L. merops, meropis  bee-eater  < Gr. μεροψ merops  bee-eater; "57. MEROPS.  Rostrum curvatum, compressum, carinatum.  Lingua apice laciniata.  Digiti infimo articulo coadunati: postico distincto." (Linnaeus 1758); "Merops Linné, Syst. Nat., ed. 10, 1, 1758, p. 117. Type, by tautonymy, Merops apiaster Linné (Merops, prebinomial specific name in synonymy)." (Peters 1945, V, 233). Linnaeus's Merops comprised four species (M. Apiaster, M. viridis, M. cinereus, M. cafer).
Synon. Aerops, Apiaster, Archimerops, Blepharomerops, Bombylonax, Coccolarynx, Cosmaerops, Dicreadium, Dicrocercus, Melittias, Melittophagus, Melittophas, Melittotheres, Meropiscus, Micromerops, Patricus, Phlothrus, Spheconax, Sphecophobus, Tachymerops, Tephraerops, Urica.

boehmi / boehmii
● Prof. Leo Borisovich Boehme (1895-1954) Russian zoologist (syn. Anthus campestris).
● Dr Richard Johann Constantin Böhm (1854-1884) German zoologist, explorer, collector in tropical Africa (Bradornis, subsp. Dinemellia dinemelli, syn. Eurocephalus rueppelli, syn. Indicator indicator, subsp. Lanius excubitoroides, syn. Luscinia lusciniaMerops, syn. Musophaga rossae, Neafrapus, syn. Pternistis afer cranchii, Sarothrura, Sylvia, subsp. Trachyphonus darnaudii).
● Edward Marshall Boehm (1913-1969) US sculptor, famed for his porcelain figures of birds, aviculturalist (syn. Chlorophonia flavirostris).