Broad-billed Motmot / Electron platyrhynchum

Broad-billed Motmot / Electron platyrhynchum

Broad-billed Motmot

SCI Name:  Electron platyrhynchum
Protonym:  Momotus platyrhynchus Trans.Linn.Soc.London(1), 16 p.92
Category:  Coraciiformes / Momotidae /
Taxonomy Code:  brbmot1
Type Locality:  Brazil, error, type locality fixed as western Ecuador by Oberholser, antea.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1829
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

ELECTRON
(Momotidae; Broad-billed Motmot E. platyrhynchum) Gr. ηλεκτρον  ēlektron  amber, electron, alloy of gold and silver; "Crypticus (Lat. Käf.) bl. — Crypticus (Bonaparte, Vogel a. Bras.: Electron, N." (Gistel 1848); "Electron Gistel, 1848, Naturgesch. Thierreichs für höhere Schulen, p. VIII.  New name for Crypticus Bonaparte, i.e. Swainson, 1837, preoccupied by Crypticus Latreille, 1817 (Coleoptera)." (JAJ 2021).
Var. Blectron.
Synon. Crypticus, Prionirhynchus, Prionornis.

platyrhynchos / platyrhynchum
Gr. πλατυρρυγχος platurrhunkhos  broad-billed  < πλατυς platus  broad; ῥυγχος rhunkhos  bill.
● "61. ANAS.   ...   platyrhynchos.  17. A. macula alari purpurea utrinque nigra albaque, pectore rufescente. Fn. svec. 103.  Anas platyrhynchos, pedibis luteis. Aldr. orn. l. 19. c. 32. Will. orn. 284. Raj. av. 144.  Habitat in Europæ maritimis." (Linnaeus 1758); "The Mallard is one of the best of all ducks for eating, and is the original source from which tame ducks are derived." (Blanford 1898) (Anas).
● ex “Todus ex fusco lutescens ...” of Pallas 1769, and “Broad-billed Tody” of Latham 1782 (Platyrinchus).

SUBSPECIES

Broad-billed Motmot (Broad-billed)
SCI Name: Electron platyrhynchum [platyrhynchum Group]
ELECTRON
(Momotidae; Broad-billed Motmot E. platyrhynchum) Gr. ηλεκτρον  ēlektron  amber, electron, alloy of gold and silver; "Crypticus (Lat. Käf.) bl. — Crypticus (Bonaparte, Vogel a. Bras.: Electron, N." (Gistel 1848); "Electron Gistel, 1848, Naturgesch. Thierreichs für höhere Schulen, p. VIII.  New name for Crypticus Bonaparte, i.e. Swainson, 1837, preoccupied by Crypticus Latreille, 1817 (Coleoptera)." (JAJ 2021).
Var. Blectron.
Synon. Crypticus, Prionirhynchus, Prionornis.

Broad-billed Motmot (Plain-tailed)
SCI Name: Electron platyrhynchum [pyrrholaemum Group]
ELECTRON
(Momotidae; Broad-billed Motmot E. platyrhynchum) Gr. ηλεκτρον  ēlektron  amber, electron, alloy of gold and silver; "Crypticus (Lat. Käf.) bl. — Crypticus (Bonaparte, Vogel a. Bras.: Electron, N." (Gistel 1848); "Electron Gistel, 1848, Naturgesch. Thierreichs für höhere Schulen, p. VIII.  New name for Crypticus Bonaparte, i.e. Swainson, 1837, preoccupied by Crypticus Latreille, 1817 (Coleoptera)." (JAJ 2021).
Var. Blectron.
Synon. Crypticus, Prionirhynchus, Prionornis.