Cayenne Nightjar / Setopagis maculosa

Cayenne Nightjar / Setopagis maculosa

Cayenne Nightjar

SCI Name:  Setopagis maculosa
Protonym:  Nyctipolus maculosus Proc.Biol.Soc.Wash. 33 p.74
Taxonomy:  Caprimulgiformes / Caprimulgidae /
Taxonomy Code:  caynig1
Type Locality:  Tamanoir, Cayenne.
Publish Year:  1920
IUCN Status:  


(Caprimulgidae; Ϯ Little Nightjar S. parvula) Gr. σης sēs, σητος sētos  moth; παγις pagis  trap  < παγη pagē  snare  < πηγνυμι pēgnumi  to stick; "Setopagis gen. nov.   Type, Caprimulgus parvulus Gould.   Nearest Antrostomus, but differing in the relatively small bill, and in the adult male having a white patch on middle portion of primaries (none of the numerous species of Antrostomus being thus marked).   Σης, σητος, a moth; παγις, trap." (Ridgway 1912).
Synon. Tetroura.

maculosa / maculosus
L. maculosus  spotted  < maculare  to make spotted  < macula  spot.
● ex “Patch-necked Humming-bird” of Latham 1787 (syn. Chrysolampis mosquitus).
● ex “Pic de l’Encénade” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 748, fig. 1 (syn. Dendrocopos mixtus).
● ex “Yellow-rumped Fly-catcher” of Edwards 1758, “Ficedula pensilvanica naevia” of Brisson 1760, “Figuier à tête cendrée” of de Buffon 7170-1783, and “Yellow-rumped Warbler” of Latham 1783 and Pennant 1785 (syn. Dendroica magnolia).
● ex “Hirondelle tachetée de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 546, fig. 1 (unident: ?Iridoprocne albiventer).
● ex “Ynambúi” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 327 (Nothura).
● ex “Paloma cobijas manchadas” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 318 (Patagioenas).
● ex “Fauvette tachetée du Cap de Bonne Espérance” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 752, fig. 2 (Prinia).