Grauer’s Broadbill / Pseudocalyptomena graueri

Grauer\'s Broadbill / Pseudocalyptomena graueri

Grauer's Broadbill

SCI Name:  Pseudocalyptomena graueri
Protonym:  Pseudocalyptomena graueri Ibis p.690 pl.10
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Eurylaimidae /
Taxonomy Code:  grabro1
Type Locality:  fifty miles west of Russisi, north of Lake Tanganyika, 2000 meters.
Publish Year:  1909
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(Eurylaimidae; Ϯ Grauer's Broadbill P. graueri) Gr. ψευδος pseudos  false; genus Calyptomena Raffles, 1822, green broadbill;  "PSEUDOCALYPTOMENA, gen. nov.   ...  The position of this remarkable bird is uncertain; it is apparently a very aberrant Flycatcher, in spite of its fully developed first primary, but at first glance somewhat resembles a Calyptomena (Eurylæmidæ) on account of the shape of its bill, its short tail, and its green and blue colour, a combination of characters which is quite unique among African Passeres.   PSEUDOCALYPTOMENA GRAUERI, sp. n.   ...   The single specimen was obtained fifty miles west of Russisi, north of Lake Tanganyika, in November 1908, by Mr. Rudolf Grauer. It was found in bamboo-forest, about 2000 m. above the sea." (Rothschild 1909); "Pseudocalyptomena Rothschild, Ibis, 1909, p. 690. Type, by monotypy, Pseudocalyptomena graueri Rothschild." (Peters 1951, VII, 5).

Rudolf Grauer (1871-1927) Austrian ornithologist, collector in tropical Africa 1904-1911 (subsp. Asio abyssinicus, Bradypterus, Ceblepyris, subsp. Chlorophoneus multicolor, subsp. Cinnyris stuhlmanni, subsp. Crithagra striolata, subsp. Dyaphorophyia ansorgei, syn. Estrilda atricapilla kandti, subsp. Euschistospiza cinereovinacea, subsp. Geokichla camaronensis, syn. Otus senegalensis, subsp. Phyllastrephus flavostriatus, syn. Ploceus cucullatus, syn. Polyboroides typus, subsp. Prinia subflava, Pseudocalyptomena, subsp. Turdus pelios).