Gray-tailed Piha / Snowornis subalaris

Gray-tailed Piha / Snowornis subalaris

Gray-tailed Piha

SCI Name:  Snowornis subalaris
Protonym:  Lipaugus subalaris Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt2 p.210
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Cotingidae /
Taxonomy Code:  gytpih1
Type Locality:  Rio Napo, Ecuador.
Publish Year:  1861
IUCN Status:  


(Cotingidae; Ϯ Grey-tailed Piha S. subalaris) Dr David William Snow (1924-2009) English ornithologist, ecologist; Gr. ορνις ornis, ορνιθος  ornithos  bird; "Snowornis gen. nov.  Type species. Lipaugus subalaris Sclater. 1861.  ... Etymology. The genus Snowornis is named in honour of Dr David W. Snow for his many contributions to our understanding of the ecology, behaviour, and systematics of the cotingas and manakins, and for his original insights into the role of frugivory in the evolution of polygyny and lek behaviour" (Prum 2001).

L. subalaris  under the arms  < sub  underneath; ala  armpit, wing (cf. Late L. subalaris  under the wings, under-wing).
● “allied to B[radornis]. pallidus Müll., but is smaller, darker, and above all distinguished by its dark fawn-coloured under wing-coverts” (Sharpe 1874) (subsp. Agricola pallidus).