Elegant Woodcreeper / Xiphorhynchus elegans

Elegant Woodcreeper / Xiphorhynchus elegans

Elegant Woodcreeper

SCI Name:  Xiphorhynchus elegans
Protonym:  Dendrornis elegans Orn.Brasil. Abth.1 p.45,63
Category:  Passeriformes / Furnariidae /
Taxonomy Code:  elewoo1
Type Locality:  Engenho do Gama, Mato Grosso.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1868
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

XIPHORHYNCHUS
(Furnariidae; Ivory-billed Woodcreeper X. flavigaster) Gr. ξιφος xiphos  sword; ῥυγχος rhunkhos  bill; "G. XIPHORHYNCHUS.  Swains. in Zool. Journ. No. 10.   85. Xiphorhynchus leucogaster.  ...  bill one inch and a half long, slender, pale, the upper mandible brown.  ...   86. Xiphorhynchus flavigaster.  ...  bill long, strong, brown, slightly curved." (Swainson 1827); "Xiphorhynchus Swainson, Philos. Mag. (n.s.), 1, June, 1827, p. 440.  Type, by subsequent designation, Xiphorhynchus flavigaster Swainson (Oberholser, Smiths. Misc. Coll., 48, 1905, p. 52)." (Peters, 1951, VII, p. 36).
Var. Xiphorynchus, Xyphorhynchus, Ziphorhynchus, Ziphorynchus.
Synon. Dendrornis, Picolaptes, Talapius, Thripobrotus.
• (Furnariidaesyn. Campylorhamphus † Black-billed Scythebill C. falcularius) "XIPHORHYNCHUSRostrum gracile, elongatum, compressissimum, falcatum, immarginatum.  Bill slender, long, much compressed, falcated and entire.  Type. Dend. procurvus. Temm., Pl. col.. 28.   By this form, the passage is marked from Dendrocolaptes to Certhia.  The species appear numerous.  I possess four from Brazil, and three from Mexico." (Swainson 1827); "Xiphorhynchus (not of SWAINSON, June 1827) SWAINSON, Zool. Journ., 3, No. 11, p. 334, Sept.-Dec. 1827—type by orig. desig. Dendrocolaptes procurvus TEMMINCK [= Dendrocopus falcularius Vieillot]." (Hellmayr, 1925, Cat. Birds Americas, Pt. IV, p. 339).

elegans
L. elegans, elegantis  elegant, fine  < elegere probably an early form of eligere   to select.
● ex “Pic jaune tacheté de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 524 (Celeus).
● ex “Bucco maynanensis” of Brisson 1760, “Barbu des Maynas” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 330, “Beau Tamatia” of de Buffon 1770-1786, and “Beautiful Barbet” of Latham 1782 (syn. Eubucco versicolor).
● ex “Perdix martineta” of de Azara 1802-1805 (Eudromia).
● ex “Tangara de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 114, fig. 1 (syn. Euphonia chlorotica).
● ex “Beautiful Lory” of Latham 1781, ?and “Pennantian Parrot” of Latham 1787 (Platycercus).
● ex “Kink de la Chine” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 617 (syn. Sturnia sinensis).

SUBSPECIES

Elegant Woodcreeper (buenavistae)
SCI Name: Xiphorhynchus elegans buenavistae
buenavistae
Buena Vista, Villavicencio, Colombia.

Elegant Woodcreeper (ornatus)
SCI Name: Xiphorhynchus elegans ornatus
ornatum / ornatus
L. ornatus  ornate, adorned, decorated, splendid, embellished  < ornare  to adorn.
● ex “Choucador” of Levaillant 1801, pl. 86 (Lamprotornis).
● ex “Oiseau-mouche dit Hupecol de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 640, fig. 3 (Lophornis).
● ex “Oiseau-mouche dit Hupecol de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 640, fig. 3, “Hupecol” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Tufted-necked Humming-bird” of Latham 1782 (syn. Lophornis ornatus).
● ex “Variegated Bee-eater” of Latham 1801 (Merops).
● ex “Aigle moyen de la Guiane” of Mauduyt de la Varenne 1784, and “Autour Huppé” of Levaillant 1798, pl. 26 (Spizaetus).
● "44. PSITTACUS.  ...  ornatus.  14. P. macrourus luteo-viridis, occipite gula pectoreque rubris, vertice auribusque cæruleis.  Psittacus minor e coccineo viridis. Edw. av. 174. t. 174.  Habitat in America." (Linnaeus 1758) (Trichoglossus).

Elegant Woodcreeper (insignis)
SCI Name: Xiphorhynchus elegans insignis
insignis
L. insignis  extraordinary, remarkable, notable (e.g. very large)  < in   towards; signum  mark.

Elegant Woodcreeper (elegans)
SCI Name: Xiphorhynchus elegans elegans
elegans
L. elegans, elegantis  elegant, fine  < elegere probably an early form of eligere   to select.
● ex “Pic jaune tacheté de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 524 (Celeus).
● ex “Bucco maynanensis” of Brisson 1760, “Barbu des Maynas” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 330, “Beau Tamatia” of de Buffon 1770-1786, and “Beautiful Barbet” of Latham 1782 (syn. Eubucco versicolor).
● ex “Perdix martineta” of de Azara 1802-1805 (Eudromia).
● ex “Tangara de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 114, fig. 1 (syn. Euphonia chlorotica).
● ex “Beautiful Lory” of Latham 1781, ?and “Pennantian Parrot” of Latham 1787 (Platycercus).
● ex “Kink de la Chine” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 617 (syn. Sturnia sinensis).

Elegant Woodcreeper (juruanus)
SCI Name: Xiphorhynchus elegans juruanus
juruana / juruanum / juruanus
Rio Juruá, western Brazil.