Crimson-collared Grosbeak / Rhodothraupis celaeno

Crimson-collared Grosbeak / Rhodothraupis celaeno

Crimson-collared Grosbeak

SCI Name:  Rhodothraupis celaeno
Protonym:  Tanagra Celaeno Preis-Verzeichn.Saugeth.Vog.Mex.gesam. p.2
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Cardinalidae /
Taxonomy Code:  crcgro
Type Locality:  Mexico; type from Papantla, Veracruz, vide Stresemann, 1954, Condor, 56, p. 91.
Publish Year:  1830
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(syn. Caryothraustes Ϯ Crimson-collared Grosbeak C. celaeno) Gr. ῥοδον rhodon  rose; θραυπις thraupis  unknown small bird, perhaps some sort of finch. In ornithology thraupis signifies tanager. "Genus Rhodothraupis.  (Type, Fringilla celæno Lichtenstein.)   Similar to Caryothraustes Reichenbach, but tail much longer (nearly as long as wing) and decidedly rounded; first primary not longer than eighth instead of longer than seventh; tarsus decidedly longer than middle toe with claw, and sexes different in color, though similar in pattern of coloration." (Ridgway 1898).

Gr. κελαινος kelainos  dark-coloured, black with blood (cf. Gr. myth. (1) Celaeno, daughter of Atlas placed in the stars amongst the Pleiades after her death; (2) Celaeno, daughter of Neptune and Terra, and one of the Harpies who foretold the destruction of Troy).