Forty-spotted Pardalote / Pardalotus quadragintus

Forty-spotted Pardalote / Pardalotus quadragintus

Forty-spotted Pardalote

SCI Name:  Pardalotus quadragintus
Protonym:  Pardalotus quadragintus Syn.BirdsAustr. pt4 pl.[7] fig.1,text
Category:  Passeriformes / Pardalotidae /
Taxonomy Code:  fospar1
Type Locality:  Van Diemen''s Land [= Tasmania]. Also described 1838, Proc Zool. Soc London, 5 (1837), p. 148.
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Publish Year:  1838
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DEFINITIONS

PARDALOTUS
(Pardalotidae; Ϯ Spotted Pardalote P. punctatus) French Pardalote  pardalote  <  Gr. παρδαλωτος pardalōtos  spotted like a leopard  < παρδαλος pardalos  leopard (cf. "Παρδαλωτος, spotted like a panther. I think the original name was pardalonotusπαρδαλος, spotted, νωτον, back: a very applicable designation" (Ashmolean 1836)); "PARDALOTE, Pardalotus.  Pipra, Lath.  Bec très-court, un peu robuste, à base dilatée sur les bords, entier, conoïde, épais à la pointe; mandibule supérieure un peu arquée; l'inférieure convexe en dessous.   Esp. Pipra punctata, Lath." (Vieillot 1816); "Pardalotus Vieillot, 1816, Analyse, p. 31. Type, by monotypy, Pipra punctata Shaw and Nodder." (Salomonsen in Peters 1967, XII, 202).
Var. ParadalotusPardalotis, Pardolotus.
Synon. Dipardalotus, Nesopardalotus, Pardalotinus, Spizites.

pardalotus
Gr. παρδαλωτος pardalōtos  spotted like a leopard  < παρδαλος pardalos  leopard.
● ex “Grimpar Flambé” of Levaillant 1807 (Xiphorhynchus).

quadraginta / quadragintus
L. quadraginta  forty  < quattuor  four.
● “This is the Forty-spot of the colonists of Van Diemen’s Land, so called from the numerous white spots with which it is adorned” (Gould 1838) (Pardalotus).