Brown-backed Woodpecker / Chloropicus obsoletus

Brown-backed Woodpecker / Chloropicus obsoletus

Brown-backed Woodpecker

SCI Name:  Chloropicus obsoletus
Protonym:  Picus obsoletus Isis 22 col.510
Category:  Piciformes / Picidae /
Taxonomy Code:  brbwoo1
Type Locality:  Senegambia.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1829
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

Chloropicus
(Picidae; syn. Dendropicos † Fire-bellied Woodpecker D. pyrrhogaster) Gr. χλωρος khlōros  green; Late Gr. πικος pikos  woodpecker  < L. picus  woodpecker; "1. P. (Chloropicus) PYRRHOGASTER.   ...   2.       P. (Brachypternopicus) RUBROPYGIALIS.  ...  3. P. (Chloropicus) KIRKII.   ...   4. P. (Chloropicus) RUFOVIRIDIS.   ...   5. P. (Chloropicus) XANTHODERUS." (Malherbe 1845); "Chloropicus Malherbe, 1845, Revue Zoologique, VIII, p. 399.  For the benefit of The Key, type here fixed by subsequent designation, Picus (Chloropicus) pyrrhogaster Malherbe, 1845." (JAJ 2021).   
Var. Chloropicos.

obsoleta / obsoletum / obsoletus
L. obsoletus  plain, worn out, forgotten  < obsolescere  to wear out.
● ex “Plain Falcon” of Pennant 1785 (syn. Falco rusticolus).

SUBSPECIES

Brown-backed Woodpecker (obsoletus)
SCI Name: Chloropicus obsoletus obsoletus
obsoleta / obsoletum / obsoletus
L. obsoletus  plain, worn out, forgotten  < obsolescere  to wear out.
● ex “Plain Falcon” of Pennant 1785 (syn. Falco rusticolus).

Brown-backed Woodpecker (heuglini)
SCI Name: Chloropicus obsoletus heuglini
heuglini / heuglinii
Martin Theodor von Heuglin (1824-1876) German mining engineer, ornithologist, explorer in the Sudan, Abyssinia, Eritrea and Somaliland 1851-1864, and the Arctic 1870-1871 (subsp. Alcedo semitorquata, subsp. Argya rubiginosa, syn. Batis orientalis, syn. Butastur rufipennis, syn. Centropus monachus fischeri, Cossypha, syn. Cuculus solitarius, subsp. Dendropicos obsoletus, subsp. Larus fuscus, subsp. Merops hirundineusNeotis, Oenanthe, Ploceus, syn. Pternistis clappertoni, syn. Zosterops senegalensis).

Brown-backed Woodpecker (ingens)
SCI Name: Chloropicus obsoletus ingens
ingens
L. ingens, ingentis  enormous, huge, great  < in  upwards, in height; genere  original form of gignere  to beget.

Brown-backed Woodpecker (crateri)
SCI Name: Chloropicus obsoletus crateri
crateri
Ngorongoro Crater, Mbulu District, Tanganyika (= Tanzania).