Crimson-collared Grosbeak / Rhodothraupis celaeno
Protonym: Tanagra Celaeno Preis-Verzeichn.Saugeth.Vog.Mex.gesam. p.2
Taxonomy: Passeriformes / Cardinalidae / Rhodothraupis
Taxonomy Code: crcgro
Type Locality: Mexico; type from Papantla, Veracruz, vide Stresemann, 1954, Condor, 56, p. 91.
Publish Year: 1830
IUCN Status: Least Concern
(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).
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