Greater Pewee / Contopus pertinax

Greater Pewee / Contopus pertinax

Greater Pewee

SCI Name:  Contopus pertinax
Protonym:  C[ontopus] pertinax Mus.Hein. 2 p.72
Category:  Passeriformes / Tyrannidae /
Taxonomy Code:  grepew
Type Locality:  Xalapa [= Jalapa] , Veracruz, Mexico.
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Publish Year:  1859
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

CONTOPUS
(Tyrannidae; Eastern Wood Pewee C. virens) Gr. κοντος kontos  pole, shaft; πους pous, ποδος podos  foot; "70. Contopus virens Cab.  Muscicapa virens Lin. Gm. — Muscicapa rapax Wils. — Tyrannula virens Jard. — Myiarchus virens Cab. — Bombito. "Ist sehr selten auf Cuba" Gundl.    [Diese Art bildet den Typus der Gattung Contopus.  Dieselbe schliesst sich näher als die folgenden Gruppen [Myiarchus] an die Tyrannen an, durch lange spitze Flügel.  Der Schwanz ist ausgerandet und die kurzen Läufe geben ein characteristisches Kennzeichen ab.   Hierher gehören ferner:  C. Cooperi. — Muscicapa Cooperi Nutt.    C. cinereus —  Platyrhynchus cinereus Spix.    C. ardesiacus. — Tyrannula ardosiaca Lafr." (Cabanis 1855); "Contopus (not Contipus MARSEUL, 1853) CABANIS, Journ. Orn., 3, p. 479, 1855— type by orig. desig. Muscicapa virens LINNAEUS." (Hellmayr, 1927, Cat. Birds Americas, Pt. V, 190); "Contopus Cabanis, 1855, Journ. f. Ornith., 3, p. 479.  Type, by original designation, Muscicapa virens Linnaeus." (Traylor in Peters, 1979, VIII, p. 127).
Var. Contopes, Conchopus.
Synon. Blacicus, Capnixus, Horizopus, Myiochanes, Nuttallornis, Planchesia, Syrichta, Syrichtha.

pertinax
L. pertinax, pertinacis  tenacious, persistent  < per  through; tenax, tenacis  gripping, clinging  < tenere  to hold.
● ex “Muscicapa pertinax” of Lichtenstein MS (Contopus).
● "44. PSITTACUS.  ...  pertinax.  10. P. macrourus viridis, genis fulvis, remigibus rectricibusque canescentibus. Mus. Ad. Fr. I. p. 14.  Psittacus minor viridis, cauda longa & malis croceis. Frisch. av. 4. t. 54.  Habitat in Indiis." (Linnaeus 1758) (Eupsittula).

SUBSPECIES

Greater Pewee (Mexican)
SCI Name: Contopus pertinax pertinax
pertinax
L. pertinax, pertinacis  tenacious, persistent  < per  through; tenax, tenacis  gripping, clinging  < tenere  to hold.
● ex “Muscicapa pertinax” of Lichtenstein MS (Contopus).
● "44. PSITTACUS.  ...  pertinax.  10. P. macrourus viridis, genis fulvis, remigibus rectricibusque canescentibus. Mus. Ad. Fr. I. p. 14.  Psittacus minor viridis, cauda longa & malis croceis. Frisch. av. 4. t. 54.  Habitat in Indiis." (Linnaeus 1758) (Eupsittula).

Greater Pewee (Central American)
SCI Name: Contopus pertinax minor
minor
L. minor  smaller  < comp. parvus  small. “Comparative names ... Specific names expressive of comparative size are also to be avoided, as they may be rendered inaccurate by the after-discovery of additional species. The names ... maximus, minor, minimus, etc. are examples of this objectionable practice” (Strickland Code 1842).
● ex “Short-eared Owl” of Pennant 1761 (syn. Asio flammeus).
● ex “Little Thrush” of Catesby 1731-1743, Edwards 1758-1764, Latham 1783, and Pennant 1785, “Turdus iliacus carolinensis” of Brisson 1760, and “Grivette de l’Amérique” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (syn. Catharus fuscescens).
● ex “Whip-poor-will” of Catesby 1731 (Chordeiles).
● ex “Coucou des palétuviers de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 813, “Petit Vieillard” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Mangrove Cuckow” of Latham 1782 (Coccyzus).
● "54. PICUS.  ...  minor.  12. P. albo nigroque varius vertice rubro, ano albido.  Picus albo nigroque varius, rectricibus tribus lateralibus seminigris. Fn. svec. 83. Hasselqv. iter. 242.  Picus varius tertius. Raj. av. 43.  Picus varius minor. Alb. av. I. p. 20. t. 20.  Habitat in Europa.” (Linnaeus 1758) (Dryobates).
● ex “Fregata minor” of Brisson 1760, “Petite Frégate” of de Buffon 1770-1783, “Man of War Bird” of Edwards 1760, and “Lesser Frigate Pelican” of Latham 1785 (Fregata).
● ex “Petit Indicateur” of Levaillant 1807, pl. 242 (Indicator).
● ex “Pie-grièsche d’Italie” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 32, fig. 1 (Lanius).
● ex “Perruche à ailes noires” of de Buffon 1770-1783, “Petite perruche de l’isle de Luçon, 4ème ésp.” of Sonnerat 1776, and “Luzonian Parrakeet” of Latham 1781 (syn. Loriculus philippensis).
● ex “Apiaster Philippensis minor” of Brisson 1760 (syn. Merops viridis americanus).
● ex “Little Woodcock” of Pennant 1785, and Latham 1785 (Microptera).
● ex “Troupiale de la Caroline” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 606, fig. 1, “Petit Troupiale noir” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Lesser black Oriole” of Latham 1782 (syn. Molothrus ater).
● ex “Lesser Bird of Paradise” of Latham 1783 (Paradisaea).
● ex “Barbican à ventre rose” of Levaillant 1806 (Pogonornis).
● ex “Porphyrio minor” of Brisson 1760 (syn. Porphyrula martinica).
● ex “Colymbus fluviatilis” of Brisson 1760 (syn. Tachybaptus ruficollis).
● ex “Huppe d’Afrique” of Audebert & Vieillot 1800-1802 (syn. Upupa africana).
● ex “Ringvia” of Brünnich 1764, and “Lesser Guillemot” of Pennant 1785 (syn. Uria aalge).