Crested Berrypecker / Paramythia montium

Crested Berrypecker / Paramythia montium

Crested Berrypecker

SCI Name:  Paramythia montium
Protonym:  Paramythia montium AnnualRep.Brit.NewGuinea(1890-1891) App.cc p.95
Category:  Passeriformes / Paramythiidae /
Taxonomy Code:  creber1
Type Locality:  Mt. Suckling, southeastern New Guinea.
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Publish Year:  1892
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

PARAMYTHIA
(Paramythiidae; Ϯ Eastern Crested Berrypecker P. montium) Gr. παραμυθια paramuthia  encouragement, consolation; "STURNIDÆ.   PARAMYTHIA, n.g.  Bill shorter than the head, notched at the tip, compressed, acuminate, fore part of upper mandible curving gently to the tip; culmen obtuse; tomium somewhat inflected.  Nostril exposed, elongate-ovate, placed in the basal half of the nasal groove, with a superior membrane.  A few small soft rictal hairs.  Wing subacuminate, subelongate; the first primary in place as long as the eighth; the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth forming the tip of the wing and nearly equal, the fourth the longest.  Tail longer than wing, cuneate.  Tarsus moderate, with scutellation entire.  A small bare spot behind the eye.  Head crested.   PARAMYTHIA MONTIUM, n.s.   ...   Female, July 28, 1891, at 6,900 feet, Disappointment Rock." (DeVis 1892); "Paramythia De Vis, 1892, Ann. Rept. Brit. New Guinea, 1890-91, p. 95. Type, by monotypy, Paramythia montium De Vis." (Salomonsen in Peters 1967, XII, 200).

montium
L. montium  of mountains  < mons, montis  mountain.

SUBSPECIES

Crested Berrypecker (Eastern)
SCI Name: Paramythia montium montium/brevicauda
PARAMYTHIA
(Paramythiidae; Ϯ Eastern Crested Berrypecker P. montium) Gr. παραμυθια paramuthia  encouragement, consolation; "STURNIDÆ.   PARAMYTHIA, n.g.  Bill shorter than the head, notched at the tip, compressed, acuminate, fore part of upper mandible curving gently to the tip; culmen obtuse; tomium somewhat inflected.  Nostril exposed, elongate-ovate, placed in the basal half of the nasal groove, with a superior membrane.  A few small soft rictal hairs.  Wing subacuminate, subelongate; the first primary in place as long as the eighth; the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth forming the tip of the wing and nearly equal, the fourth the longest.  Tail longer than wing, cuneate.  Tarsus moderate, with scutellation entire.  A small bare spot behind the eye.  Head crested.   PARAMYTHIA MONTIUM, n.s.   ...   Female, July 28, 1891, at 6,900 feet, Disappointment Rock." (DeVis 1892); "Paramythia De Vis, 1892, Ann. Rept. Brit. New Guinea, 1890-91, p. 95. Type, by monotypy, Paramythia montium De Vis." (Salomonsen in Peters 1967, XII, 200).

Crested Berrypecker (Western)
SCI Name: Paramythia montium olivacea/alpina
PARAMYTHIA
(Paramythiidae; Ϯ Eastern Crested Berrypecker P. montium) Gr. παραμυθια paramuthia  encouragement, consolation; "STURNIDÆ.   PARAMYTHIA, n.g.  Bill shorter than the head, notched at the tip, compressed, acuminate, fore part of upper mandible curving gently to the tip; culmen obtuse; tomium somewhat inflected.  Nostril exposed, elongate-ovate, placed in the basal half of the nasal groove, with a superior membrane.  A few small soft rictal hairs.  Wing subacuminate, subelongate; the first primary in place as long as the eighth; the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth forming the tip of the wing and nearly equal, the fourth the longest.  Tail longer than wing, cuneate.  Tarsus moderate, with scutellation entire.  A small bare spot behind the eye.  Head crested.   PARAMYTHIA MONTIUM, n.s.   ...   Female, July 28, 1891, at 6,900 feet, Disappointment Rock." (DeVis 1892); "Paramythia De Vis, 1892, Ann. Rept. Brit. New Guinea, 1890-91, p. 95. Type, by monotypy, Paramythia montium De Vis." (Salomonsen in Peters 1967, XII, 200).