Crested Kingfisher / Megaceryle lugubris

Crested Kingfisher / Megaceryle lugubris

Crested Kingfisher

SCI Name:  Megaceryle lugubris
Protonym:  Alcedo lugubris Pl.Col. livr.92 pl.548
Category:  Coraciiformes / Alcedinidae /
Taxonomy Code:  crekin1
Type Locality:  Japan, = Nagasaki, according to Seebohm.
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Publish Year:  1834
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

MEGACERYLE
(Alcedinidae; Ϯ Crested Kingfisher M. lugubris guttulata) Gr. μεγας megas  great; genus Ceryle Boie, 1828, kingfisher. This genus consists of some of the largest kingfishers: "Die Ceryle zerfallen in die Subgenera Chloroceryle, wohin superciliosa, americana, inda (nicht gesehen), amazona und bicolor gehören; ferner in wahre Ceryle, wohin rudis zu zählen ist; 3) in das Subgenus Megaceryle mit den Arten guttata, alcyon, torquata und maxima. In dem Subgenus Ceryle tritt der längste und spitzeste Flügel auf, nimmt desshalb den zweiten Rang wie das Genus ein." (Kaup 1848); "Megaceryle Kaup (subgenus), Verh. naturhist. Ver. Grossherz. Hessen, 2, 1848, p. 68. Type, by subsequent designation, Alcedo guttata Vigors = Ceryle guttulata Stejneger (Sharpe, Monogr. Alced., 1871, p. viii.)" (Peters 1945, V, 165).
Synon. AlcyonIchthynomus, Ispida, Macroceryle, Streptoceryle.

lugubris
L. lugubris  mournful, plaintive  < lugere  to mourn.
● ex “Merle brun du Sénégal” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 563, fig. 1 (unident.).

SUBSPECIES

Crested Kingfisher (continentalis)
SCI Name: Megaceryle lugubris continentalis
continentalis / continentis
Mod. L. continentalis  continental, of a continent, of the mainland  < L. continens, continentis  mainland, continent  < continere  to hold together.

Crested Kingfisher (guttulata)
SCI Name: Megaceryle lugubris guttulata
guttulata / guttulatus
Mod. L. guttulatus  dotted, speckled, spotted  < L. guttula  little spot  < dim. gutta  spot.

Crested Kingfisher (pallida)
SCI Name: Megaceryle lugubris pallida
pallida
L. pallidus  pallid, pale, wan, sallow  < pallere  to be pale.

Crested Kingfisher (lugubris)
SCI Name: Megaceryle lugubris lugubris
lugubris
L. lugubris  mournful, plaintive  < lugere  to mourn.
● ex “Merle brun du Sénégal” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 563, fig. 1 (unident.).