Foothill Stipplethroat / Epinecrophylla spodionota

Foothill Stipplethroat / Epinecrophylla spodionota

Foothill Stipplethroat

SCI Name:  Epinecrophylla spodionota
Protonym:  Myrmotherula spodionota Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt2 p.159
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Thamnophilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  fooant1
Type Locality:  Sarayacu [Rio Bobonaza], Ecuador.
Publish Year:  1880
IUCN Status:  


(Thamnophilidae; Stipple-throated Antwren E. haematonota) Gr. επι epi  on; νεκρος nekros  dead; φυλλον phullon  leaf; "Epinecrophylla M. L. Isler & Brumfield, new genus.  Type species. - Formicivora haematonota Sclater, 1857.  ...  The distinctive foraging specialization of Epinecrophylla species further supports their placement in a distinctive genus.  Etymology.—The feminine generic name is taken from the Greek epi (on), necro (dead) and phyllo (leaf), meaning "on the dead leaf," reflecting the strong predeliction of members of the genus to search for insects on dead hanging leaves.   ...   The following species  ...  are included in the genus: Epinecrophylla fulviventris  ...  Epinecrophylla gutturalis  ...  Epinecrophylla leucophthalma  ...  Epinecrophylla haematonota  ...  Epinecrophylla fjeldsaai  ...  Epinecrophylla spodionota  ...  Epinecrophylla ornata  ...  Epinecrophylla erythrura" (M. L. Isler et al. 2006); "Epinecrophylla M. L. Isler and Brumfield in M. L. Isler, Lacerda, P. Isler, Hackett, Rosenberg and Brumfield, 2006, Proc. Biological Soc. Washington, 119 (4), p. 523." (JAJ 2021).  It has recently been suggested that the birds in this genus be given the substantive name  Stipplethroat (e.g. Rufous-backed Stipplethroat E. haematonota).

spodionota / spodionotus
Gr. σποδιος spodios  ash-coloured  < σποδος spodos  ashes; -νωτος -nōtos  -backed  < νωτον nōton  back.


Foothill Stipplethroat (spodionota)
SCI Name: Epinecrophylla spodionota spodionota
spodionota / spodionotus
Gr. σποδιος spodios  ash-coloured  < σποδος spodos  ashes; -νωτος -nōtos  -backed  < νωτον nōton  back.

Foothill Stipplethroat (sororia)
SCI Name: Epinecrophylla spodionota sororia
sororia / sororius
L. sororius  of a sister, sisterly  < soror, sororis  sister (i.e. closely related).
● "Aimophila2 ruficeps sororia. LAGUNA SPARROW.  ... 2 I am at present unable to discover any characters sufficient to separate Peucæa from Aimophila, unless the former be restricted to P. æstivalis, P. botteri, and P. cassini. Aimophila ruficeps is connected with the type (A. ruficauda) by such intermediate species as A. mcleodi, which Mr. Brewster described as an Aimophila and Messrs. Salvin and Godman as a Peucæa (P. megarhyncha)" (Ridgway 1898) (subsp. Aimophila ruficeps).
● "♂ mari M. gutturalis, Scl. et Salv., simillimus  ... Peut-être la M. sororia est-elle encore plus proche de la M. spodionota, Scl. et Salv., de l'Équateur oriental, ou même identique" (von Berlepsch & Sztolcman 1894) (subsp. Epinecrophylla spodionota).
● "G. G. regulo dicta cui forma similis affinis" (von Berlepsch & Sztolcman 1901) (subsp. Grallaria guatimalensis).
● "Similar to H. f. aurigularis ... but males with throat paler yellow" (Zimmer 1947) (subsp. Hemithraupis flavicollis).
● "This is a northern representative of L. nematura of the wood-region of Brazil, and is closely allied to that species" (P. Sclater & Salvin 1873) (subsp. Lochmias nematura).
● "Much like M. m. melanolaema [= syn. Myrmoborus myotherinus] Scl. ... but averaging smaller" (Hellmayr 1910) (subsp. Myrmoborus myotherinus).
● "The Sphenocercus I should like to stand as S. sororius, from its close affinity to S. sieboldii" (Swinhoe 1866) (subsp. Treron sieboldii).
● "This form comes nearest to D. rostripallens [= syn. Xiphorhynchus guttatus guttatoides] Des Murs of Upper Amazonia" (von Berlepsch & Hartert 1902) (syn. Xiphorhynchus guttatus polystictus).