Ceara Woodcreeper / Xiphorhynchus atlanticus

Ceara Woodcreeper / Xiphorhynchus atlanticus

Ceara Woodcreeper

SCI Name:  Xiphorhynchus atlanticus
Protonym:  Picolaptes fuscus atlanticus FieldMus.Nat.Hist.Pub.Orn.Ser.1 Ser.1 p.341
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Furnariidae /
Taxonomy Code:  leswoo4
Type Locality:  Serra Baturite, Ceara.
Publish Year:  1916
IUCN Status:  


(Furnariidae; Ivory-billed Woodcreeper X. flavigaster) Gr. ξιφος xiphos  sword; ῥυγχος rhunkhos  bill; "G. XIPHORHYNCHUS.  Swains. in Zool. Journ. No. 10.   85. Xiphorhynchus leucogaster.  ...  bill one inch and a half long, slender, pale, the upper mandible brown.  ...   86. Xiphorhynchus flavigaster.  ...  bill long, strong, brown, slightly curved." (Swainson 1827); "Xiphorhynchus Swainson, Philos. Mag. (n.s.), 1, June, 1827, p. 440.  Type, by subsequent designation, Xiphorhynchus flavigaster Swainson (Oberholser, Smiths. Misc. Coll., 48, 1905, p. 52)." (Peters, 1951, VII, p. 36).
Var. Xiphorynchus, Xyphorhynchus, Ziphorhynchus, Ziphorynchus.
Synon. Dendrornis, Picolaptes, Talapius, Thripobrotus.
• (Furnariidaesyn. Campylorhamphus † Black-billed Scythebill C. falcularius) "XIPHORHYNCHUSRostrum gracile, elongatum, compressissimum, falcatum, immarginatum.  Bill slender, long, much compressed, falcated and entire.  Type. Dend. procurvus. Temm., Pl. col.. 28.   By this form, the passage is marked from Dendrocolaptes to Certhia.  The species appear numerous.  I possess four from Brazil, and three from Mexico." (Swainson 1827); "Xiphorhynchus (not of SWAINSON, June 1827) SWAINSON, Zool. Journ., 3, No. 11, p. 334, Sept.-Dec. 1827—type by orig. desig. Dendrocolaptes procurvus TEMMINCK [= Dendrocopus falcularius Vieillot]." (Hellmayr, 1925, Cat. Birds Americas, Pt. IV, p. 339).

atlantica / atlanticus
L. Mare Atlanticus  Atlantic Ocean  < Atlas, Atlantis  Mt. Atlas, Mauretania  < Gr. myth. Atlas, Titan king of Mauretania condemned to bear the world on his shoulders; by association the name was subsequently given to the western ocean. Rare epithet for birds collected at sea in the Atlantic (e.g. syn. Thalassarche salvini), mainly indicating Atlantic coasts (e.g. of USA subsp. Anser caerulescens, subsp. Melospiza melodia; of Argentina Larus; of Brazil Xiphorhynchus) or islands (e.g. Barbados ‡subsp. Allenia fusca; Ascension I. subsp. Anous minutus; Tobago subsp. Chiroxiphia pareola).