Coal-crested Finch / Charitospiza eucosma

Coal-crested Finch / Charitospiza eucosma

Coal-crested Finch

SCI Name:  Charitospiza eucosma
Protonym:  Charitospiza eucosma Smiths.Misc.Coll. 48 Quar.Iss. no.1 p.67
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Thraupidae /
Taxonomy Code:  cocfin2
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Publish Year:  1905
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(Thraupidae; Ϯ Coal-crested Finch C. eucosma) Gr. χαρις kharis, χαριτος kharitos  grace, beauty  < χαιρω khairō  to rejoice; σπιζα spiza  finch  < σπιζω spizō  to chirp; "Doctor Charles W. Richmond has already shown that Tiaris Swainson [1827] belongs properly to Euetheia, but he failed to provide a name for the consequently nameless group of South American Fringillidae for which Tiaris has commonly been employed. This, therefore, may be called Charitospiza, from χαρις, gratia, and σπιζα, fringilla. The type and only species, Fringilla ornata Wied [1821], needs a new specific designation on account of the earlier Fringilla ornata Vieillot, and as it has no synonyms, may be known as Charitospiza eucosma Oberholser." (Oberholser 1905); "Charitospiza Oberholser, 1905, Smiths. Misc. Coll., 48 (1), p. 67. Type, by original designation, Fringilla ornata Wied (not of Vieillot, 1817) = Charitospiza eucosma Oberholser." (Paynter in Peters, 1970, XIII, p. 208).
Synon. Tiaris.

Gr. ευκοσμος eukosmos  decorous, well-adorned  < ευ eu  beautiful; κοσμος kosmos  ornament, finery, decoration.