Chestnut-headed Bee-eater / Merops leschenaulti

Chestnut-headed Bee-eater / Merops leschenaulti

Chestnut-headed Bee-eater

SCI Name:  Merops leschenaulti
Protonym:  Merops Leschenaulti Nouv.Dict.Hist.Nat. 14 p.17
Category:  Coraciiformes / Meropidae /
Taxonomy Code:  chbeat1
Type Locality:  Java, error = Ceylon.
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Publish Year:  1817
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DEFINITIONS

MEROPS
(Meropidae; Ϯ European Bee-eater M. apiaster) L. merops, meropis  bee-eater  < Gr. μεροψ merops  bee-eater; "57. MEROPS.  Rostrum curvatum, compressum, carinatum.  Lingua apice laciniata.  Digiti infimo articulo coadunati: postico distincto." (Linnaeus 1758); "Merops Linné, Syst. Nat., ed. 10, 1, 1758, p. 117. Type, by tautonymy, Merops apiaster Linné (Merops, prebinomial specific name in synonymy)." (Peters 1945, V, 233). Linnaeus's Merops comprised four species (M. Apiaster, M. viridis, M. cinereus, M. cafer).
Synon. Aerops, Apiaster, Archimerops, Blepharomerops, Bombylonax, Coccolarynx, Cosmaerops, Dicreadium, Dicrocercus, Melittias, Melittophagus, Melittophas, Melittotheres, Meropiscus, Micromerops, Patricus, Phlothrus, Spheconax, Sphecophobus, Tachymerops, Tephraerops, Urica.

leschenault / leschenaulti / leschenaultii
Jean Baptiste Louis Claude Théodore Leschenault de la Tour (1773-1826) French botanist, ornithologist, collector in the East Indies 1801-1806, India and Ceylon 1816-1822, and Cayenne 1823-1824 (CharadriusEnicurus, subsp. Ketupa zeylonensis, Merops (ex “Guêpier Laichenot” of Levaillant 1807), Taccocua).

SUBSPECIES

Chestnut-headed Bee-eater (leschenaulti)
SCI Name: Merops leschenaulti leschenaulti
leschenault / leschenaulti / leschenaultii
Jean Baptiste Louis Claude Théodore Leschenault de la Tour (1773-1826) French botanist, ornithologist, collector in the East Indies 1801-1806, India and Ceylon 1816-1822, and Cayenne 1823-1824 (CharadriusEnicurus, subsp. Ketupa zeylonensis, Merops (ex “Guêpier Laichenot” of Levaillant 1807), Taccocua).

Chestnut-headed Bee-eater (andamanensis)
SCI Name: Merops leschenaulti andamanensis
andamana / andamanensis / andamanica / andamanicus / andamanus
Andaman Is., Indian Ocean.

Chestnut-headed Bee-eater (quinticolor)
SCI Name: Merops leschenaulti quinticolor
quinticolor
Mod. L. quinticolor, quinticoloris  five-coloured  < L. quintus  fifth  < quinque  five; color, coloris  colour.
● ex “Sénégali quinticolor” of Vieillot 1805 (syn. Aegintha temporalis).