Chatham Island Gerygone
Protonym: Gerygone? albofrontata Voy.ErebusTerror 1 Birds p.5 pl.4 fig.2
Category: Passeriformes / Acanthizidae / Gerygone
Taxonomy Code: chiger2
Type Locality: Chatham Islands.
Author: Gray, GR
Publish Year: 1845
IUCN Status: Least Concern
(Acanthizidae; Ϯ White-throated Gerygone G. olivacea) Gr. γηρυγονος gērugonos echoes < γηρυω gēruō to sing; γονη gonē offspring, child; "I found it in considerable numbers in every part of the Upper Hunter district, nearly always among the gum-trees, and constantly uttering a peculiar and not very harmonious strain" (Gould 1865); "These birds having been characterised by me under the generic name of Psilopus; but that term having been previously employed in Entomology I propose to alter it to Gerygone" (Gould 1841); "Gerygone Gould, 1841, in G. Grey, Journ. Two Exped. Discovery Northwest Western Australia, 2, p. 417, note. New name for Psilopus Gould, 1838, preoccupied by Psilopus Meigen, 1824." (Mayr in Peters, 1986, XI, p. 444).
Var. Gerigone, Gerypont.
Synon. Ethelornis, Hapolorhynchus, Leptotodus, Maorigerygone, Ostiarius, Pseudogerygone, Psilopus, Royigerygone, Tinamulus, Wilsonavis.
albofrontata / albofrontatus
L. albus white; Mod. L. frontatus browed, fronted < L. frons, frontis forehead, brow.
UPPERCASE: current genus
Uppercase first letter: generic synonym
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