Glaucous Tanager / Thraupis glaucocolpa

Glaucous Tanager / Thraupis glaucocolpa

Glaucous Tanager

SCI Name:  Thraupis glaucocolpa
Protonym:  Th.[raupis] Glaucocolpa Mus.Hein. 1 p.28
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Thraupidae /
Taxonomy Code:  glatan1
Type Locality:  Caracas [, Venezuela].
Publish Year:  1851
IUCN Status:  


(syn. Tangara Ϯ Golden-chevroned Tanager T. ornata) Gr. θραυπις thraupis  unidentified small bird, perhaps some kind of finch, mentioned by Aristotle. In ornithology thraupis signifies tanager. "XII. Fam. Tangaridae.  Tanagra Lin.   ...   Thraupis: Tan. archiepiscopus Desm. u. s. w." (Boie 1826); "Thraupis Boie, 1826, Isis von Oken, col. 974. Type, by virtual monotypy, Tanagra archiepiscopus Desmarest = Tanagra ornata Sparrman.   ...   Placed on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, 1968, Bull. Zool. Nomencl., 25, p. 74." (Storer in Peters 1970, XIII, 318).   Var. Thrapis.

Gr. γλαυκος glaukos  blue-grey, glaucous; κολπος kolpos  bosom.