Fawn-breasted Bowerbird / Chlamydera cerviniventris

Fawn-breasted Bowerbird / Chlamydera cerviniventris

Fawn-breasted Bowerbird

SCI Name:  Chlamydera cerviniventris
Protonym:  Chlamydera cerviniventris Contrib.Orn.[Jardine] p.106
Category:  Passeriformes / Ptilonorhynchidae /
Taxonomy Code:  fabbow1
Type Locality:  Cape York, N. Queensland.
Publish Year:  1850
IUCN Status:  


(Ptilonorhynchidae; Spotted Bowerbird C. maculata) Gr. χλαμυς khlamus, χλαμυδος khlamudos  short cloak; δερα dera  neck (see Calodera); "CALODERA MACULATA, GouldSpotted Calodera.   ...   the two species, which are all that are at present known, will stand as Calodera nuchalis, (Ptilonorhynchus nuchalis, Jard. & Selb.) and Calodera maculata   ...   REMARK.  Since I characterized this species in the Proceedings of the Zoological Society, I have been informed that the term Calodera has already been applied to a genus in Entomology: if therefore it should be deemed objectionable in the present case, I would beg to substitute that of Chlamydera." (Gould 1837) (OD per Laurent Raty); "Chlamydera Gould, 1837, Birds Austr. Adj. Islands, Pt. i, pl. 3, (note).  New name for Calodera Gould, 1837, preoccupied by Calodera Mannerheim, 1830 (Coleoptera)." (JAJ 2020).
Var. Chlamidera, Chlamydodera.
Synon. Alphachlamydera, Calodera, Pseudochlamydera, Rogersornis.

L. cervinus  stag-coloured  < cervus  stag; venter, ventris  belly.