Chestnut-breasted Whiteface / Aphelocephala pectoralis

Chestnut-breasted Whiteface / Aphelocephala pectoralis

Chestnut-breasted Whiteface

SCI Name:  Aphelocephala pectoralis
Protonym:  Xerophila pectoralis Ann.Mag.Nat.Hist.(4), 8 p.192
Category:  Passeriformes / Acanthizidae /
Taxonomy Code:  chbwhi1
Type Locality:  Port Augusta, South Australia; Pimba-Woomera area suggested by Ragless, 1969, South Austral. Ornith., 25, p. 99.
Publish Year:  1871
IUCN Status:  


(Acanthizidae; Ϯ Southern Whiteface A. leucopsis) Gr. αφελης aphelēs  smooth, simple  < negative prefix α- a- ; φελλευς phelleus  stony ground; κεφαλη kephalē  head; "Xerophila Gould, must be displaced on account of Xerophila Held, a genus of Mollusca.  In its place may be employed Aphelocephala, from αφελης, simplex, and κεφαλη, caput." (Oberholser 1899); "Aphelocephala Oberholser, 1899, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, p. 214.  New name for Xerophila Gould, 1840, preoccupied by Xerophila Held, 1837 (Mollusca)." (JAJ 2021).
Synon. Xerophila.

pectorale / pectoralis
L. pectoralis  of the breast, pectoral  < pectus, pectoris  breast.
● ex “Engoulevent à collier” of Levaillant 1806 (Caprimulgus).
● ex “Janfréderic” of Levaillant 1801-1804, pl. 111 (syn. Cossypha caffra).
● ex “Austral Quail” of Latham 1823 (Coturnix).
● ex “Gold-breasted Manakin” of Latham 1801 (Euphonia).
● ex “Petit Merle brun à gorge rousse de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 644, fig. 2, and “Yellow-breasted Thrush” of Latham 1785 (syn. Gymnopithys rufigula).
● ex “Red-breasted Snipe” of Montagu 1813 (syn. Limnodromus griseus).
● ex “Black-breasted Flycatcher” of Latham 1787 (Pachycephala).
● ex “Mbatuitui pecho listado” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 389 (syn. Pluvialis dominica).
● ex “Tachurí pecho amarillo” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 165 (Polystictus).
● ex “Black-breasted Grosbeak” of Latham 1783 (syn. Sporophila americana).
● ex “Cordon Noir” of Levaillant 1805, pl. 150 (artefact).
● ex “Hausse-Col Noir” of Levaillant 1802, pl. 110 (artefact).