Foothill Schiffornis / Schiffornis aenea

Foothill Schiffornis / Schiffornis aenea

Foothill Schiffornis

SCI Name:  Schiffornis aenea
Protonym:  Schiffornis turdinus aeneus Am.Mus.Novit. no.889 p.22
Category:  Passeriformes / Tityridae /
Taxonomy Code:  thlsch8
Type Locality:  Chaupe, 6,100 ft., Piura, Peru.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1936
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

SCHIFFORNIS
(Tityridae; Brown-winged Schiffornis S. turdina) Prof. Dr Moriz Schiff (1823-1896) German biologist, surgeon in the Baden revolution 1849, pioneer anatomist and endocrinologist, physiologist, Prof. of Comparative Anatomy Univ. of Bern 1854-1863, Prof. of Physiology Istituto di Studii Superiori, Florence 1863-1876, Prof. of Physiology Univ. of Geneva 1876-1896; Gr. ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird (see Massornis); "34. SCHIFFORNIS, Bp. —  74. major, Bp. — 75. turdina, Wied. — 76. minor, Schiff." (Bonaparte 1854); "Schiffornis Bonaparte, 1854, Ateneo Italiano, 2 (11), p. 314 (= Consp. Voluc. Anisod., p. 4).  Type, by monotypy, Muscicapa turdina Wied." (Snow in Peters, 1979, VIII, p. 246).  Formerly known as the Thrush-like Schiffornis or Thrush-like Manakin, the Brown-winged Schiffornis or Mourner is not particularly thrush-like, and has been variously allied to the manakins Pipridae, to the cotingas Cotingidae, or, more recently, to the tityras Tityridae.  
Var. Schifformis, Shiffornis.
Synon. Heteropelma, Massornis, Scotothorus.
• (Tityridae; syn. Schiffornis † Varzea Schiffornis S. major) "GENRE SCHIFFORNIS. — Schiffornis (Pr. Ch. Bonaparte).   SCHIFFORNIS GÉANT. — Schiffornis major (Pr. Ch. Bonap., Ateneo Italiano, Ag. 1854).  (PLANCHE XVIII, fig. 2.)   Sch. supra cinereo-brunnescens; tergo alisque brunneo-rufescentibus; subtus rufo-cinnamomeo; uropygio rectricibusque concoloribus.  Rostro pedibusque nigris." (des Murs 1856); "Schiffornis (not of BONAPARTE, 1854) DES MURS in CASTELNAU, Expéd. Amér. Sud, Ois., livr. 18, p. 66— June, 1856— type by monotypy Schiffornis major DES MURS.   ...   Schiffornis major BONAPARTE (Ateneo Italiano, 2, No. 11, p. 314, 1854; Consp. Voluc. Anisod., p. 4, 1854) is a nomen nudum." (Hellmayr, 1929, Cat. Birds Americas, Pt. VI, p. 77).

aenea
L. aeneus  of a bronze colour, coppery, bronzed  < aes, aeris  bronze.
● ex “Palumbus moluccensis” of Brisson 1760 (Ducula).