Capuchinbird / Perissocephalus tricolor

Capuchinbird / Perissocephalus tricolor

Capuchinbird

SCI Name:  Perissocephalus tricolor
Protonym:  Corvus tricolor Natursyst.Suppl. Suppl. p.85
Category:  Passeriformes / Cotingidae /
Taxonomy Code:  capuch1
Type Locality:  Cayenne.
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Publish Year:  1776
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DEFINITIONS

PERISSOCEPHALUS
(Cotingidae; Ϯ Capuchinbird P. tricolor) Gr. περισσος perissos  extraordinary; κεφαλη kephalē  head; "The genus Gymnocephalus Geoffroy St.-Hilaire must give way to Gymnocephalus Bloch and Schneider.  In its stead may be employed Perissocephalus, from περισσος, mirabilis, and κεφαλη, caput.  The type and sole species is Corvus calvus Gmelin" (Oberholser 1899).  Incongruous though it may seem, recent studies imply that this genus should be subsumed into Cephalopterus.   
Synon. Calvifrons, CoracinaGymnocephalus.

tricolor / tricolora
Late L. tricolor, tricoloris  tricoloured  < L. tri- three-  < tres  three; color, coloris  colour.
● ex “Ara tricolor” of Levaillant 1801, pl. 5 (‡Ara).
● ex Certhia viridis Scopoli, 1768, “Green Creeper” of Latham 1781, and “Blue-rumped Creeper” of Latham 1787 (syn. Cinnyris afer).
● ex “Grimpereau olive des Philippines” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 576, fig. 4 (syn. Cinnyris jugularis).
● ex “Pitpit à coiffe bleue” of Mauduyt de la Varenne 1784 (syn. Dacnis lineata).
● ex "Héron bleuâtre à ventre blanc de Cayenne" of d'Aubenton 1765-1781, pl.350 (Egretta).
● ex “Azuvert” of Vieillot 1805 (Erythrura).
● ex “Baltimore bâtard du Canada” (= ♀) of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 506, fig. 2 (syn. Icterus galbula).
● ex “Quachochopitl” of Hernandez 1651, and Ray 1713, “Picus varius mexicanus major et minor” of Brisson 1760, “Épeiche du Méxique” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Varied Woodpecker” of Latham 1782 (unident. Picidae; ?Melanerpes sp.).
● ex “Choucas chauve de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 521 (Perissocephalus).
● ex “Malkoha Rouverdin” of Levaillant 1807, pl. 225 (syn. Rhamphococcyx curvirostris).
● ex “Oie de la côte de Coromandel” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 937 (syn. Sarkidiornis melanotos).
● ex “Figuier noir et jaune de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 391, fig. 2 (syn. Setophaga ruticilla).
● ex “Chorlito tarso comprimido” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 407 (Steganopus).
● ex “Tangara varié à teste verte de Cayenne” of Brisson 1760, “Tangara varié à tête verte de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 33, fig. 1, “Tricolor” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Green-headed Tanager” of Latham 1783 (syn. Tangara seledon).
● ex “Merle Tricolor à Longue Queue” of Levaillant 1802, pl. 114 (artefact).