Brown-bellied Stipplethroat / Epinecrophylla gutturalis

Brown-bellied Stipplethroat / Epinecrophylla gutturalis

Brown-bellied Stipplethroat

SCI Name:  Epinecrophylla gutturalis
Protonym:  Myrmotherula gutturalis Ibis p.269
Category:  Passeriformes / Thamnophilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  brbant2
Type Locality:  Bartica Grove, British Guiana.
Publish Year:  1881
IUCN Status:  


(Thamnophilidae; Stipple-throated Antwren E. haematonota) Gr. επι epi  on; νεκρος nekros  dead; φυλλον phullon  leaf; "Epinecrophylla M. L. Isler & Brumfield, new genus.  Type species. - Formicivora haematonota Sclater, 1857.  ...  The distinctive foraging specialization of Epinecrophylla species further supports their placement in a distinctive genus.  Etymology.—The feminine generic name is taken from the Greek epi (on), necro (dead) and phyllo (leaf), meaning "on the dead leaf," reflecting the strong predeliction of members of the genus to search for insects on dead hanging leaves.   ...   The following species  ...  are included in the genus: Epinecrophylla fulviventris  ...  Epinecrophylla gutturalis  ...  Epinecrophylla leucophthalma  ...  Epinecrophylla haematonota  ...  Epinecrophylla fjeldsaai  ...  Epinecrophylla spodionota  ...  Epinecrophylla ornata  ...  Epinecrophylla erythrura" (M. L. Isler et al. 2006); "Epinecrophylla M. L. Isler and Brumfield in M. L. Isler, Lacerda, P. Isler, Hackett, Rosenberg and Brumfield, 2006, Proc. Biological Soc. Washington, 119 (4), p. 523." (JAJ 2021).  It has recently been suggested that the birds in this genus be given the substantive name  Stipplethroat (e.g. Rufous-backed Stipplethroat E. haematonota).

Med. L. gutturalis  of the throat  < L. guttur, gutturis  throat.
● ex “Plastron Noir” of Levaillant 1801-1804, pl. 123 (syn. Apalis thoracica).
● ex “Manakin à gorge blanche” of Brisson 1760 (Corapipo).
● ex “Guttural Thrush” of Latham 1787 (syn. Pachycephala pectoralis).
● ex “Martinet à Gorge Blanche” of Levaillant 1807, pl. 243 (syn. Tachymarptis melba africana).
● ex “Merle à collier du cap de bonne Espérance” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 272 (syn. Telophorus zeylonus).