Dwarf Koel / Microdynamis parva

Dwarf Koel / Microdynamis parva

Dwarf Koel

SCI Name:  Microdynamis parva
Protonym:  Eudynamis parva Ann.Mus.Civ.Stor.Nat.Genova 7(1875) p.986
Category:  Cuculiformes / Cuculidae /
Taxonomy Code:  dwakoe1
Type Locality:  Tidore ?, error = northwestern New Guinea.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1876
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

MICRODYNAMIS
(Cuculidae; Ϯ Dwarf Koel M. parva) Gr. μικρος mikros  little; genus Eudynamys Vigors & Horsfield, 1826, koel; "24. Microdynamis (3) parva (Salvad.), Ann. Mus. Civ. Gen. VII, p. 986 (1875).  Hab. in regione ignota (Beccari)   ...   (3) Eudynamis parva, Salvad., propter staturam parvam et colorem plumarum valde notabilis, marchionis Tweeddalei (in litt.) quoque sententia, ad genus novum referenda est." (Salvadori 1878); "Microdynamis Salvadori, Ann. Mus. Civ. Genova, 13, 1878, p. 461. Type, by monotypy, Eudynamis parva Salvadori." (Peters 1940, IV, 36).

parva
L. parvus  small, little, short.
● ex “Favorite de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 897, and “Favorite” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (syn. Porphyrula flavirostris).
ex “Petite Poule-Sultane” of Brisson 1760 (syn. Porphyrula martinica).
● ex “Fou de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 973, “Petit Fou” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Lesser Booby” of Latham 1785 (syn. Sula leucogaster).

SUBSPECIES

Dwarf Koel (grisescens)
SCI Name: Microdynamis parva grisescens
grisescens
Mod. L. griscescens, griscescentis  greyish, somewhat grey  < Med. L. griseum  grey.

Dwarf Koel (parva)
SCI Name: Microdynamis parva parva
parva
L. parvus  small, little, short.
● ex “Favorite de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 897, and “Favorite” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (syn. Porphyrula flavirostris).
ex “Petite Poule-Sultane” of Brisson 1760 (syn. Porphyrula martinica).
● ex “Fou de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 973, “Petit Fou” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Lesser Booby” of Latham 1785 (syn. Sula leucogaster).