Brown-capped Woodpecker / Yungipicus nanus

Brown-capped Woodpecker / Yungipicus nanus

Brown-capped Woodpecker

SCI Name:  Yungipicus nanus
Protonym:  Picus nanus Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt1 no.14 p.172
Category:  Piciformes / Picidae /
Taxonomy Code:  bncwoo3
Type Locality:  Himalayas.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1832
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

Yungipicus
(syn. Picoides Ϯ Brown-capped Woodpecker P. moluccensis) Portmanteau of genera Yunx Linnaeus, 1766, wryneck, and Picus Linnaeus, 1758, woodpecker; "6. PICUS, L  ...   h. Yungipicus, Bp.  -  67. hardwicki, Jard. (variegatus? Wagl.)  -  68. mitchelli, Malh.  -  69. auritus, Eyton. (validirostris, Blyth.)  -  70. gymnophthalmus, Blyth.  -  71. moluccensis, Gm.  -  72. macei, Vieill. et Temm. (wagleri, Hartl.)  -  73. analis, Temm. et Bp. (pectoralis, Blyth.)  -  74. kisuki, Temm.  -  75. temmincki, Malh.  -  76. trisulensis, Licht. (canicapillus, Blyth.)  -  77. scintilla, Natterer.  -  78. semicoronatus, Malh. (rubricatus, Blyth.)  -  79. pygmæus, Vig. et Auct.  -  80. nanus, Vig. (cinereigula, Malh. adult.)" (Bonaparte 1854).  Recent work suggests that this genus may be worthy of recognition.   Var. Iyngopicus, Iungipicus, Iyngipicus, Jyngipicus, YunxipicusYyngipicus.

nanum / nanus
L. nanus dwarf < Gr. νανος nanos dwarf.
● ex “Barbu du Sénégal” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 746, fig. 2, and “Petit Barbu” of de Buffon 1770-1786 (?syn. Gymnobucco calvus).
● ex “Ynambú-carapé” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 328 (Taoniscus).

SUBSPECIES

Brown-capped Woodpecker (nanus)
SCI Name: Yungipicus nanus nanus
nanum / nanus
L. nanus dwarf < Gr. νανος nanos dwarf.
● ex “Barbu du Sénégal” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 746, fig. 2, and “Petit Barbu” of de Buffon 1770-1786 (?syn. Gymnobucco calvus).
● ex “Ynambú-carapé” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 328 (Taoniscus).

Brown-capped Woodpecker (cinereigula)
SCI Name: Yungipicus nanus cinereigula
cinereigula
L. cinereus  ash-coloured  < cinis, cineris  ashes; gula  throat.

Brown-capped Woodpecker (gymnopthalmos)
SCI Name: Yungipicus nanus gymnopthalmos
gymnopthalmos / gymnopthalmus
Gr. γυμνος gumnos  bare, naked; οφθαλμος ophthalmos  eye.