Great Bowerbird / Chlamydera nuchalis

Great Bowerbird / Chlamydera nuchalis

Great Bowerbird

SCI Name:  Chlamydera nuchalis
Protonym:  Ptilonorhynchus nuchalis Ill.Orn. 2 pl.103
Category:  Passeriformes / Ptilonorhynchidae /
Taxonomy Code:  grebow1
Type Locality:  Port Darwin district of Northern Territory [Designated type locality by Majn:- and Jennings (1952, Amer. Mus. Novit., no. 1602, p. 11)].
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Publish Year:  1830
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

CHLAMYDERA
(Ptilonorhynchidae; Spotted Bowerbird C. maculata) Gr. χλαμυς khlamus, χλαμυδος khlamudos  short cloak; δερα dera  neck (see Calodera); "CALODERA MACULATA, GouldSpotted Calodera.   ...   the two species, which are all that are at present known, will stand as Calodera nuchalis, (Ptilonorhynchus nuchalis, Jard. & Selb.) and Calodera maculata   ...   REMARK.  Since I characterized this species in the Proceedings of the Zoological Society, I have been informed that the term Calodera has already been applied to a genus in Entomology: if therefore it should be deemed objectionable in the present case, I would beg to substitute that of Chlamydera." (Gould 1837) (OD per Laurent Raty); "Chlamydera Gould, 1837, Birds Austr. Adj. Islands, Pt. i, pl. 3, (note).  New name for Calodera Gould, 1837, preoccupied by Calodera Mannerheim, 1830 (Coleoptera)." (JAJ 2020).
Var. Chlamidera, Chlamydodera.
Synon. Alphachlamydera, Calodera, Pseudochlamydera, Rogersornis.

nuchale / nuchalis
Mod. L. nuchalis  of the nape, nuchal  < Med. L. nuchus  nape  < Arabic nukhā'  spinal marrow.
● ex “Perruche à face rouge” of Levaillant 1801-1805 (syn. Glossopsitta pusilla).

SUBSPECIES

Great Bowerbird (nuchalis)
SCI Name: Chlamydera nuchalis nuchalis
nuchale / nuchalis
Mod. L. nuchalis  of the nape, nuchal  < Med. L. nuchus  nape  < Arabic nukhā'  spinal marrow.
● ex “Perruche à face rouge” of Levaillant 1801-1805 (syn. Glossopsitta pusilla).

Great Bowerbird (orientalis)
SCI Name: Chlamydera nuchalis orientalis
orientale / orientalis
L. orientalis  eastern, oriental  < oriens, orientis  east.
Asia; ex “Anser moschoviticus” of Albin 1731-1738, and “Anser chinensis” of Linnaeus 1747 (syn. Anser cygnoides).
● India; ex Ardea antigone Linnaeus, 1758, “Grus orientalis” of Brisson 1760, and “Indian Crane” of Latham 1785 (syn. Antigone antigone).
 East Indies (= Seram and New Guinea); ex “Casoar des Indes orientales” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 313 (syn. Casuarius casuarius).
● India; ex “Eastern Parrot” of Latham 1781 (?syn. Eclectus roratus).
● East Indies (= Amboina); ex “Coucou noir des Indes” (= ♂) and “Coucou tacheté des Indes” (=♀) of Brisson 1760 (subsp. Eudynamys scolopaceus).
● East Indies (=Java); ex “Rollier des Indes” of Brisson 1760 (Eurystomus).
● East Indies; ex “Merula indica” of Brisson 1760, “Merle des Indes Orientales” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 273, fig. 2, and “Ash-rumped Thrush” of Latham 1783 (syn. Lalage nigra).
● India; ex “Indian Bee-eater” and “Coromandel Bee-eater” of Latham 1782-1787 (Merops).
● Asia; ex “Onocrotalus” or “Pelecanus” of previous authors (syn. Pelecanus onocrotalus).
● "91. TETRAO.  ...  orientalis.  12. T. pedibus antice pilosis: abdomine gulaque atra, collari ferrugineo, cauda cuneiformi.  Tetrao orientalis. Hasselq. it. 278. n. 43.  Perdix damascena. Will. orn. 128.  Francolin. Tournef. it. I. p. 158. t. 158.  Habitat in Oriente." (Linnaeus 1758) (Pterocles).
● China; ex “Tourterelle brune de la Chine” of Sonnerat 1782, and “Chinese Turtle” of Latham 1783 (Streptopelia).
● China; ex “China Owl” of Latham 1801 (syn. Strix seloputo).