Dusky-tailed Canastero / Pseudasthenes humicola

Dusky-tailed Canastero / Pseudasthenes humicola

Dusky-tailed Canastero

SCI Name:  Pseudasthenes humicola
Protonym:  Synnalaxis humicola Mem.Acad.Imp.Sci.St.Petersb. 1(1831) p.185
Category:  Passeriformes / Furnariidae /
Taxonomy Code:  dutcan1
Type Locality:  near Valparaiso, Chile.
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Publish Year:  1830
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DEFINITIONS

PSEUDASTHENES
(Furnariidae; Ϯ Patagonian Canastero P. patagonica) Gr. ψευδος pseudos  false; genus Asthenes Reichenbach, 1853, canastero; "Pseudasthenes, genus nov.  Type species. Synallaxis patagonica d'Orbigny, 1839.  ...  Etymology. The generic name, from the Greek pseudo (false) and asthenes (insignificant, strengthless), denotes the outward resemblance of species of this genus to species of Asthenes but highlights the fact that they are not closely related. The name is feminine in gender" (Derryberry et al. 2010).

humicola
Mod. L. humicolus  ground-dwelling, humicolous  < L. humus, humi  ground; -cola  dweller  < colere  to inhabit.

Humicola
(Muscicapidae; ?syn. Cercotrichas) Based on group or subfamily name Humicolae of von der Mühle, 1856 (< L. humus, humi  ground; -cola  dweller  < colere  to inhabit); "1. Aëdon galactodes.  Den Systematikern hat von jeher die Stellung des röthlichen Sängers Schwierigkeiten gemacht. Die Lebensweise und die äussere Erscheinung im Freien stellt denselben als Bindeglied der Erdsänger (Humicola) und der Rohrsänger (Calamoherpe) in folgender Reihenfolge: Luscinia, Aëdon, Cettia, Cisticola.  Graf von der Mühle zählt ihn zu den Erdsängern und giebt in der Monographie der Sylvien p. 22 ausser anderen Kennzeichen dieser Gruppe auch an" (von Homeyer 1864).; "Humicola von Homeyer, 1864, Journal für Ornithologie, XII (71), p. 321.  Both von der Mühle, especially, and von Homeyer indicate a group or section of small chats, now named under various genera, rather than the Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin Cercotrichas galactotes specifically" (JAJ 2021).

SUBSPECIES

Dusky-tailed Canastero (goodalli)
SCI Name: Pseudasthenes humicola goodalli
goodalli
William Jack Davies Goodall (1892-1980) British businessman resident in Chile, amateur ornithologist, bird-artist (subsp. Pseudasthenes humicola).

Dusky-tailed Canastero (humicola)
SCI Name: Pseudasthenes humicola humicola
humicola
Mod. L. humicolus  ground-dwelling, humicolous  < L. humus, humi  ground; -cola  dweller  < colere  to inhabit.

Dusky-tailed Canastero (polysticta)
SCI Name: Pseudasthenes humicola polysticta
POLYSTICTA
(Anatidae; Ϯ Steller's Eider P. stelleri) Gr. πολυστικτος polustiktos  much spotted  < πολυς polus  much; στικτος stiktos  spotted  < στιζω stizō  to tattoo; "GENUS 4.  POLYSTICTA. Nobis.  Sp. 1. P. STELLERI. Pallas.  Syn. Anas Dispar, Gmel. Lath.  Western Duck, Penn. Eyton." (Eyton 1836); "Polysticta Eyton, Cat. Brit. Bds., 1836, p. 58. Type, by monotypy, Anas stelleri Pallas." (Peters 1931, I, 182).
Synon. Eniconetta, Macropus, Stellaria.