Dusky Gerygone / Gerygone tenebrosa

Dusky Gerygone / Gerygone tenebrosa

Dusky Gerygone

SCI Name:  Gerygone tenebrosa
Protonym:  Pseudogerygone tenebrosa Vict.Nat. 18 p.79
Category:  Passeriformes / Acanthizidae /
Taxonomy Code:  dusger1
Type Locality:  Fitzroy River, northwestern Australia.
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Publish Year:  1901
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

GERYGONE
(Acanthizidae; Ϯ White-throated Gerygone G. olivacea) Gr. γηρυγονος gērugonos  echoes  < γηρυω gēruō  to sing; γονη gonē  offspring, child; "I found it in considerable numbers in every part of the Upper Hunter district, nearly always among the gum-trees, and constantly uttering a peculiar and not very harmonious strain" (Gould 1865); "These birds having been characterised by me under the generic name of Psilopus; but that term having been previously employed in Entomology I propose to alter it to Gerygone" (Gould 1841); "Gerygone Gould, 1841, in G. Grey, Journ. Two Exped. Discovery Northwest Western Australia, 2, p. 417, note. New name for Psilopus Gould, 1838, preoccupied by Psilopus Meigen, 1824." (Mayr in Peters, 1986, XI, p. 444).  
Var. Gerigone, Gerypont.
Synon. Ethelornis, Hapolorhynchus, Leptotodus, Maorigerygone, Ostiarius, Pseudogerygone, Psilopus, Royigerygone, Tinamulus, Wilsonavis.

tenebrosa / tenebrosus
L. tenebrosus  dark, gloomy  < tenebrae  darkness.
● ex “Petit Coucou noir de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 505 (Chelidoptera).

SUBSPECIES

Dusky Gerygone (tenebrosa)
SCI Name: Gerygone tenebrosa tenebrosa
tenebrosa / tenebrosus
L. tenebrosus  dark, gloomy  < tenebrae  darkness.
● ex “Petit Coucou noir de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 505 (Chelidoptera).

Dusky Gerygone (christophori)
SCI Name: Gerygone tenebrosa christophori
christophori
● San Cristobal I. (Spanish Cristobal Christopher), Solomon Is. (subsp. Hypotaenidia philippensis, subsp. Pachycephala orioloides).
● Etymology undiscovered (cf. Lake Christopher, Western Australia); "672A. Gerygone tenebrosa christophori subsp. n.  Allied Dusky Flyeater.  Mathews, Handlist No. 464 (pars).  Differs from G. t. tenebrosa in being more buffy brown on the back, especially on the rump.  Type: Carnarvon, West Australia, No. 9632.  Range: Mid Westralia." (Mathews 1912, Novitates Zool., 18 (1911), 311) (subsp. Gerygone tenebrosa).