Colima Pygmy-Owl / Glaucidium palmarum

Colima Pygmy-Owl / Glaucidium palmarum

Colima Pygmy-Owl

SCI Name:  Glaucidium palmarum
Protonym:  Glaucidium palmarum Auk 18 p.46
Category:  Strigiformes / Strigidae /
Taxonomy Code:  copowl1
Type Locality:  Arroyo de Juan Sanchez, Nayarit.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1901
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

GLAUCIDIUM
(Strigidae; Ϯ Northern Pygmy Owl G. passerinum) Gr. γλαυκιδιον glaukidion  little owl, owlet  < dim. γλαυξ glaux, γλαυκος glaukos  owl; "IV. Fam. Strigidae   ...  Glaucidium: St. nana Tem; passerina Lin. u. a. m." (Boie 1826); "Glaucidium Boie, Isis von Oken, 1826, Bd. 2, col. 970. Type, by subsequent designation, Strix passerina Linné (Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 6)." (Peters, 1940, IV, p. 127).
Var. Gaucidium.
Synon. Microglaux, Microptynx, Noctua, Nyctipetes, Phalaenopsis, Smithiglaux, Taenioglaux, Taenioptynx.

palmarum
L. palmarum  of the palm trees  < palma  palm tree.
● ex “Palm Parrot” of Latham 1781 (Charmosyna).
● ex “Turdus viridi-olivaceus, subtus subcinereus...” of Brisson 1760 (syn. Dulus dominicus).
● ex “Merle vert de l’isle de France” of d’Aubentobn 1765-1781, pl. 648, fig. 2 (syn. Hypsipetes olivaceus).
● ex “Palmiste” and “Palmiste à teste noire” of Brisson 1760 (Phaenicophilus).
● ex "Bimbelé" or "Fausse Linotte" of de Buffon 1770-1786, and "Palm Warbler" of Latham 1783 (Setophaga).

SUBSPECIES

Colima Pygmy-Owl (oberholseri)
SCI Name: Glaucidium palmarum oberholseri
oberholseri
Prof. Dr Harry Church Oberholser (1870-1963) US ornithologist, Fish & Wildlife Service 1894-1941, Curator of Ornithology, Cleveland Mus. of Natural History 1941-1947, nomenclaturist (syn. Aerodramus spodiopygius assimilis, syn. Caprimulgus macrurus schlegelii, subsp. Collocalia esculenta, Empidonax, subsp. Eurystomus orientalis, subsp. Glaucidium palmarum, subsp. Hypothymis azurea, subsp. Myadestes occidentalis, syn. Progne subis hesperia, subsp. Pseudocolaptes boissoneauii, subsp. Sitta carolinensis, subsp. Thryothorus ludovicianus, subsp. Toxostoma curvirostre, subsp. Treron fulvicollis).

Colima Pygmy-Owl (palmarum)
SCI Name: Glaucidium palmarum palmarum
palmarum
L. palmarum  of the palm trees  < palma  palm tree.
● ex “Palm Parrot” of Latham 1781 (Charmosyna).
● ex “Turdus viridi-olivaceus, subtus subcinereus...” of Brisson 1760 (syn. Dulus dominicus).
● ex “Merle vert de l’isle de France” of d’Aubentobn 1765-1781, pl. 648, fig. 2 (syn. Hypsipetes olivaceus).
● ex “Palmiste” and “Palmiste à teste noire” of Brisson 1760 (Phaenicophilus).
● ex "Bimbelé" or "Fausse Linotte" of de Buffon 1770-1786, and "Palm Warbler" of Latham 1783 (Setophaga).

Colima Pygmy-Owl (griscomi)
SCI Name: Glaucidium palmarum griscomi
griscomi
Ludlow Griscom (1890-1959) US ornithologist, pioneer in field identification (subsp. Aphelocoma unicolor, subsp. Contopus sordidulus, subsp. Crax rubra, subsp. Glaucidium palmarum, syn. Granatellus sallaei boucardi, subsp. Haemorhous mexicanus, syn. Sporagra notata forreri, subsp. Sturnella magna).