Golden-chested Tanager / Bangsia rothschildi

Golden-chested Tanager / Bangsia rothschildi

Golden-chested Tanager

SCI Name:  Bangsia rothschildi
Protonym:  Buthraupis rothschildi Bull.Br.Orn.Club 7 p.3
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Thraupidae /
Taxonomy Code:  goctan1
Type Locality:  Cachabe, N. W. Ecuador (500 feet) [= Cachavi, Prov. Esmeraldas].
Publish Year:  1897
IUCN Status:  


(Thraupidae; Ϯ Blue-and-gold Tanager B. arcaei caeruleigularis) Outram Bangs (1863-1932) US zoologist, collector. "Bangsia gen. nov.   Type.— Buthraupis arcæi cæruleigularis Cherrie.   Characters.— In general resembling Buthraupis, but differing considerably in shape of bill and form of wing. Bill rather long and comparatively slender; depth at base about equal to width and to gonys (in this respect resembling Buthraupis), but decidedly less than length of maxilla from nostril. Wing long, about four times the length of the tarsus; more pointed than in Buthraupis, third primary (from outside) longest, the first very little shorter than the third and longer than the fifth (or sixth?); primaries exceeding secondaries by about the length of the tarsus. Tail comparatively much shorter than in Buthraupis, about one half or a little more than one half the length of the wing; slightly rounded or nearly square (slightly forked in B. a. cæruleigularis), not so decidedly rounded as in Buthraupis.  ...  Remarks. — It gives me great pleasure to dedicate this well-marked genus to Mr. Outram Bangs.  ...  In selecting as type B. a. cæruleigularis rather than the earlier form, B. a. arcæi, I have been influenced by the condition of the material at hand." (Penard 1919). "Bangsia Penard, Auk, 36, p. 539, 1919—type, by orig. desig., Buthraupis caeruleigularis Ridgway." (Hellmayr, 1936, Cat. Birds Americas, Pt. IX, p. 194).

● Lionel Walter 2nd Baron Rothschild of Tring (1868-1937) English ornithologist (syn. Amazona barbadensis, subsp. Arachnothera longirostra, Astrapia, Bangsia, subsp. Bostrychia olivacea, subsp. Buteo buteo, syn. Camaroptera superciliaris, syn. Casuarius unappendiculatus, subsp. Charmosyna pulchella, syn. Cochoa viridis, CrithagraCypseloides, syn. Daphoenositta chrysoptera striata, syn. Diomedea exulans, syn. Diphyllodes magnificus, syn. Eos bornea, subsp. Fregata magnificens, subsp. Geospiza scandens, subsp. Geotrygon saphirina, syn. Granatina ianthinogaster, syn. Gygis alba candida, Heliangelus x Eriocnemis, syn. Hemitriccus zosterops, subsp. Heteromyias armiti, syn. Irediparra gallinaceaLeucopsar, syn. Micropsitta pusio, subsp. Muscicapa sibirica, subsp. Nucifraga caryocatactes, ‡syn. Pachyornis elephantopus, syn. Phaethon rubricauda, syn. Phalacrocorax onslowi, subsp. Phasianus colchicus, syn. Pitta sordida, subsp. Pomatorhinus superciliaris, subsp. Psilopogon lagrandieri, syn. Rhea americana albescens, syn. Rhea americana intermedia, syn. Sericulus chrysocephalus, subsp. Serilophus lunatus, syn. Stipiturus malachurus westernensis, syn. Sylvia melanocephala momus, syn. Tanysiptera nympha, subsp. Zosterops minor) (see rothschildii).
● Maurice Edmond Charles Baron de Rothschild (1881-1957) French politician, art collector, big-game hunter, patron of the arts, Senator 1929-1945 (syn. Anthoscopus sylviella, syn. Campephaga phoenicea, syn. Columba iriditorques, syn. Euplectes hordeaceus craspedopterus, subsp. Hirundo lucida, syn. Laniarius funebris, syn. Pyrenestes ostrinus).