Chestnut-backed Jewel-babbler / Ptilorrhoa castanonota

Chestnut-backed Jewel-babbler / Ptilorrhoa castanonota

Chestnut-backed Jewel-babbler

SCI Name:  Ptilorrhoa castanonota
Protonym:  Eupetes castanonotus Ann.Mus.Civ.Stor.Nat.Genova 7(1875) p.966
Category:  Passeriformes / Cinclosomatidae /
Taxonomy Code:  cbjbab1
Type Locality:  Mount Morait [lat. 0° 45'' S., long. 131° 30'' E.], New Guinea.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1876
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

PTILORRHOA
(Cinclosomatidae; Ϯ Blue Jewel-babbler P. caerulescens) Gr. πτιλον ptilon  feather; ορρος orrhos  rump; "For many years an assemblage of Papuan Timeliidae has been united generically with Eupetes (type Eupetes macrocercus Temminck) of the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo. A preliminary survey of the Timeliidae in the Museum of Comparative Zoölogy shows that this grouping is not correct, but that the Papuan birds are generically separable from Eupetes and that there is no name available. I therefore propose  Ptilorrhoa genus novum   TYPE, Eupetes caerulescens Temminck.   DIAGNOSIS.—Related to Eupetes but bill relatively much shorter, more decurved terminally, little wider than high; position of nostril more basal, the distance from its anterior edge to tip of culmen equal to or less than the distance from its anterior edge to the gape; tail slightly graduated, rectrices broad and obtuse; tarsus less than twice as long as middle toe without claw; entire feathering of head normal (not velvety); under tail-coverts normal; no bare skin about eye; no naked patches on sides of neck.   ...  The most noticeable point of similarity in the two genera is the extraordinary thick mat of feathers covering the lower back and rump.  The forms of Ptilorrhoa are:—  Ptilorrhoa caerulescens  ...  Ptilorrhoa castanotus  ...  Ptilorrhoa leucostictus" (J. L. Peters 1940).
Synon. Mollitor.

castanonota / castanonotum / castanonotus
Gr. καστανον kastanon  chestnut; -νωτος -nōtos  -backed  < νωτον nōton  back.

SUBSPECIES

Chestnut-backed Jewel-babbler (castanonota)
SCI Name: Ptilorrhoa castanonota castanonota
castanonota / castanonotum / castanonotus
Gr. καστανον kastanon  chestnut; -νωτος -nōtos  -backed  < νωτον nōton  back.

Chestnut-backed Jewel-babbler (saturata)
SCI Name: Ptilorrhoa castanonota saturata
saturata
L. saturatus  richly coloured, darker coloured  < satur, satura  rich, copious  < satis  enough.

Chestnut-backed Jewel-babbler (uropygialis)
SCI Name: Ptilorrhoa castanonota uropygialis
uropygialis / uropygiata / uropygiatus
Med. L. uropygium  rump  < Gr. ουροπυγιον ouropugion  bird’s rump.

Chestnut-backed Jewel-babbler (buergersi)
SCI Name: Ptilorrhoa castanonota buergersi
buergersi
Prof. Dr Theodor Josef Bürgers (1881-1954) German hygienist, bacteriologist, surgeon-explorer in New Guinea 1912-1913 (Erythrotriorchis, subsp. Geoffroyus simplex, subsp. Mearnsia novaeguineae, subsp. Melanorectes nigrescens, syn. Psittacella brehmii intermixta, subsp. Pteridophora alberti, subsp. Ptilorrhoa castanonota, subsp. Sericornis papuensis).

Chestnut-backed Jewel-babbler (par)
SCI Name: Ptilorrhoa castanonota par
par
L. par, paris  equal, like.

Chestnut-backed Jewel-babbler (pulchra)
SCI Name: Ptilorrhoa castanonota pulchra
pulchra
L. pulcher, pulchra beautiful.
● ex “Rufous-headed Rail” of Latham, 1824 (Sarothrura).

Chestnut-backed Jewel-babbler (gilliardi)
SCI Name: Ptilorrhoa castanonota gilliardi
gilliardi
Dr Ernest Thomas Gilliard (1912-1965) US ornithologist, collector (subsp. Aerodramus leucophaeus, subsp. Diglossa major, syn. Melidectes fuscus, syn. Melidectes rufocrissalis thomasi, subsp. Pardaliparus elegans, subsp. Pauxi pauxi, subsp. Ptilorrhoa castanonota).