Forbes’s Blackbird / Anumara forbesi
Protonym: Agelaeus forbesi Cat.BirdsBrit.Mus. 11 p.345
Taxonomy: Passeriformes / Icteridae / Anumara
Taxonomy Code: forbla1
Type Locality: Pernambuco, Brazil ; restricted to Macuca, Pernambuco by Pinto, 1944, Cat. Aves Brasil (Publ. Dept. Zool., Sao Paulo), pt. 2, p. 577.
Author: Sclater, PL
Publish Year: 1886
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
(Icteridae; Ϯ Forbes's Blackbird A. forbesi) Brazilian Portuguese names Anumará or Arumará for Forbes's Blackbird (doubtless from Tupí ana kindred, úm black, and ara bird, in allusion to its black ani-like plumage); "The Brazilians called it "Arumará" " (Forbes 1881); "Anumara (new genus): Type species: Agelaeus forbesi P. L. Sclater; Included taxa: monotypic; Etymology: this masculine name is a formalization of the local Brazilian name, anumará, for the type species" (Powell et al. 2014);"Anumara Powell, Barker, Lanyon, Burns, Klicka and Lovette, 2014, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 71, pp. 94-112. Type, by original designation and monotypy, Agelaeus forbesi P. Sclater." (JAJ 2020).
● William Alexander Forbes (1855-1883) British zoologist, collector in tropical Africa and Brazil (Anumara, syn. Aplopelia simplex, Charadrius, syn. Emberiza affinis, subsp. Halcyon malimbica, subsp. Lagonosticta rara, Leptodon).
● "This new geographical race of the Striped Owl is named for Mr. Dyfrig McH. Forbes, of Potrero Viejo, Veracruz, who, along with his family, has contributed greatly to scientific knowledge by making extensive collections of natural history objects and by assisting personnel connected with various museum expeditions. In the latter regard, the Hacienda Potrero has served as headquarters or temporary abode for numerous field parties of diverse zoological interest" (Lowery & Dalquest 1951) (subsp. Asio clamator).
● Sir Victor Courtenay Walter Forbes (1889-1958) British diplomat in Mexico, Spain and Peru (Atlapetes).
● Henry Ogg Forbes (1851-1932) Scottish botanist, ethnologist, explorer in the East Indies and New Guinea, Director of the Canterbury Mus., New Zealand, 1890-1893, Director of the Liverpool Museums 1894-1911 (Cyanoramphus, syn. Erythrura tricolor, Lonchura, subsp. Myzomela nigrita, Ninox, Rallicula).
● William Cameron Forbes (1870-1959) US banker, diplomat, Commissioner of Philippine Commerce & Police 1904-1908, Vice-Gov. and Gov.-Gen. of the Philippines 1908-1913, Ambassador to Japan 1930-1932 (subsp. Megalurus palustris, syn. Zosterops everetti basilanicus).
UPPERCASE: current genus
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lowercase: species and subspecies
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