Crimson-backed Flameback / Chrysocolaptes stricklandi

Crimson-backed Flameback / Chrysocolaptes stricklandi

Crimson-backed Flameback

SCI Name:  Chrysocolaptes stricklandi
Protonym:  Brachypternus Stricklandi Ann.Mag.Nat.Hist.(2), 13 p.449
Taxonomy:  Piciformes / Picidae /
Taxonomy Code:  crbfla1
Type Locality:  Gillymalle, Ceylon.
Publish Year:  1854
IUCN Status:  


(Picidae; Ϯ Javan Flameback  C. strictus) Gr. χρυσος khrusos  gold; κολαπτης kolaptēs  chiseller  < κολαπτω kolaptō  to peck; "the other group having a well developed fourth toe, and being altogether more powerfully formed, and highly typical or characteristic of the Woodpecker structure. To this last, which may be designated Chrysocolaptes, appertain P. strictus, Horsfield, (v. sultaneus, Hodgson),* P. hæmatribon, Wagler, and also I believe certain other species, together with the following:— P. (Chrysocolaptes) melanotus, Nobis.   ...   *This is generally, I believe, now considered to be P. Goensis, though the description of the latter by Daubenton and others certainly does not apply.—Referring to Dr. Horsfield's catalogue of Javanese birds prefixed to his Volume of Researches, I observe that he there refers his P. strictus to P. Goensis." (Blyth 1843); "Chrysocolaptes Blyth, Journ. As. Soc. Bengal, 12, pt. 2, 1843, p. 1004. Type, by subsequent designation, C. strictus = Picus strictus Horsfield. (Hargitt, Cat. Bds. Brit. Mus., 18, 1890, p. 442).2   ...   2 Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 92, designates Picus sultaneus Hodgson, but this was not one of the originally included species." (Peters, 1948, VI, p. 225).
Synon. Indopicus, Reinwardtipicus, Xylolepes.

stricklandi / stricklandii
Hugh Edwin Strickland (1811-1853) British geologist, zoologist, co-ordinator of the Strickland Code, 1842 (?syn. Apalis rufogularis, syn. Ardenna grisea, syn. Cercomela tractrac albicans, Chrysocolaptes, syn. Fulica leucoptera, Gallinago, subsp. Kittacincla malabaricaLeuconotopicus, subsp. Lophostrix cristata, subsp. Loxia curvirostra (ex Loxia mexicana Strickland, 1851)).