Cassin’s Honeyguide / Prodotiscus insignis

Cassin\'s Honeyguide / Prodotiscus insignis

Cassin's Honeyguide

SCI Name:  Prodotiscus insignis
Protonym:  Hetoerodes insignis Proc.Acad.Nat.Sci.Philadelphia 8 p.157
Category:  Piciformes / Indicatoridae /
Taxonomy Code:  cashon1
Type Locality:  Moonda River, Gaboon.
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Publish Year:  1856
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

PRODOTISCUS
(Indicatoridae; Ϯ Brown-backed Honeybird P. regulus) Dim. < genus Prodotes Nitzsch, 1829, honeyguide (< Gr. προδοτης prodotēs  betrayer); "Prodotiscus regulus n. sp.   ...   Genus ab Indicatore parum diversum, bene ut subdivisio ejus haberi potest. Præcipue differt rostro tenuiore, subulato, acuto, culmine medio arcuato, caudaque leviter emarginata vel subbifida. — Nares apertæ, rotundatæ, membrana molli cinctæ; vibrissæ nullæ; pedes, alæ, Indicatoris: Remiges ut illius 9 (1:ma deest; 1<4, 2=3.  Etiam colores Indicatoris. Nomen est diminutivum vocis Prodotis, synonymi Indicatoris, a NITZSCHIO dati." (Sundevall 1850); "Prodotiscus Sundevall, Öfv. K. Vet.-Akad. Förh., 7, 1850, p. 109. Type, by monotypy, Prodotiscus regulus Sundevall." (Peters 1948, VI, 63). The Brown-backed Honeybird is not recorded as leading man and mammals to bees’ nests, but feeds on the imago, exudate and pupae of scale insects.
Synon. Hetaerodes.

insignis
L. insignis  extraordinary, remarkable, notable (e.g. very large)  < in   towards; signum  mark.

SUBSPECIES

Cassin's Honeyguide (flavodorsalis)
SCI Name: Prodotiscus insignis flavodorsalis
flavodorsalis
L. flavus yellow, golden-yellow; dorsalis (properly dorsualis) dorsal, of the back < dorsum back.

Cassin's Honeyguide (insignis)
SCI Name: Prodotiscus insignis insignis
insignis
L. insignis  extraordinary, remarkable, notable (e.g. very large)  < in   towards; signum  mark.