Dusky Nightjar / Antrostomus saturatus

Dusky Nightjar / Antrostomus saturatus

Dusky Nightjar

SCI Name:  Antrostomus saturatus
Protonym:  Antrostomus saturatus Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt2 p.203
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Caprimulgidae /
Taxonomy Code:  dusnig1
Type Locality:  Volcdn de Chiriqui, Panama.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1870
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

ANTROSTOMUS
(Caprimulgidae; Ϯ Chuck-will's-widow A. carolinensis) Gr. αντρον antron  cavern; στομα stoma, στοματος stomatos  mouth. "Son bec depuis son bout jusqu'aux coins de la bouche a un pouce sept lignes de long  ...  Les bords de la mâchoire supérieure sont garnis de longs poils noirs, tournés en-devant & roides comme des soyes  ...  Il se nourrit d'Insectes" (Brisson 1760); "Gen. 38. ANTROSTOMUS, Gould.    42. ANTROSTOMUS CAROLINENSIS, Nob. (Caprimulgus Carolinensis, Gm.) Aud. pl. 52.  Southern parts" (Bonaparte 1838); "Antrostomus Bonaparte, Geog. & Comp. List, 1838, p. 8  (Type, fixed by Gray, 1840, Caprimulgus carolinensis Gmel.)." (Cory, 1918, Cat. Birds Americas, Pt. II (1), p. 131).
Var. Androstomus, Anthrostomus, Anthrostumus.
Synon. Annamornus, Setochalcis.

saturatum / saturatus
L. saturatus  richly coloured, darker coloured, intensely coloured  < satur, satura  rich, copious  < satis  enough.
● “In my description of this Cuckoo [Cuculus micropterus] ...I considered certain dark ash-coloured specimens to be merely the old birds of the species ...Mr Hodgson, however, thinks differently, having lately forwarded similar examples by the designation C. saturatus” (Blyth 1843) (Cuculus).