Green Ibis / Mesembrinibis cayennensis

Green Ibis / Mesembrinibis cayennensis

Green Ibis

SCI Name:  Mesembrinibis cayennensis
Protonym:  Tantalus cayennensis Syst.Nat. 1 pt2 p.652
Category:  Pelecaniformes / Threskiornithidae /
Taxonomy Code:  greibi1
Type Locality:  Cayenne.
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Publish Year:  1789
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DEFINITIONS

MESEMBRINIBIS
(Threskiornithidae; Ϯ Cayenne Ibis M. cayennensis) Gr. μεσημβρινος mesēmbrinos  southern  < μεσημβρια mesēmbria  south; ιβις ibis, ιβιδος ibidos  ibis; "When Wagler erected his genus Harpiprion (Isis, 1832, p. 1232) he assigned two species to it, H. cajennensis [= Tantalus cayennensis Gmel.] and H. plumbeus [= Ibis caerulescens Vieill.]. No type was designated at the time  ...  This was done eight years later by Gray (List of Genera of Birds, 1840, p. 67) who designated as the type 'H. plumbeus (Temm.)' [= Ibis plumbea Temm. = I. caerulescens Vieill.]  ...  The complication in the situation arose the following year when Gray in the second edition of his List of Genera of Birds gave (p. 87) 'H. cajennensis (Gm.) Wagl.,' the other included species, as the type  ...  Thus when Reichenbach (Av. Syst. Nat., 1852 (1853) p. XIV) came to subdivide Harpiprion he created the genus Molybdophanes to receive Ibis caerulescens Vieill., keeping cayennensis in Harpiprion, a proceeding that has been followed ever since. Gray's action in 1840 cannot, however, be superceded, even by his reversing himself in 1841, as he himself had already irrevocably fixed plumbeus [= caerulescens] as the type of Harpiprion the year previous. Harpiprion of Wagler, 1832, therefore replaced Molybdophanes of Reichenbach, 1853, being of earlier date and with the same type. The only species will therefore stand as Harpiprion caerulescens (Vieillot).  By reason of this transposition Tantalus cayennensis Gmelin is left without a generic name, which, in the absence of any available synonym, may be named Mesembrinibis, gen. nov.  The type, and only species, is Tantalus cayennensis Gmelin which therefore becomes Mesembrinibis cayennensis (Gmelin)." (J. Peters 1930).

cayenna / cayennensis
Cayenne or French Guiana.
● ex “Anhinga noir de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 960 (syn. Anhinga anhinga).
● ex “Poule d’eau de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 352, and “Cayenne Gallinule” of Latham 1785 (syn. Aramides cajanea).
● ex “Bucco cayennensis” of Brisson 1760, “Barbu de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 206, fig. 1, “Tamatia à tête et gorge rouges” of de Buffon 1770-1786, and “Cayenne Barbet” of Latham 1782 (syn. Capito niger).
● ex “Chat-huant de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 442, and de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Cayenne Owl” of Latham 1781 (?syn. Ciccaba huhula),.
● ex “Picus striatus cayennensis” of Brisson 1760, “Pic rayé de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 613, “Petit pic rayé de Cayenne” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Cayenne Woodpecker” of Latham 1783 (syn. Colaptes punctigula).
● ex “Grive de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 515, “Litorne de Cayenne” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Cayenne Thrush” of Latham 1783 (?syn. Cotinga sp.).
● ex “Picucule de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 621 (syn. Dendrocolaptes certhia).
● ex “Tangara noir de Cayenne” of Brisson 1760, “Tangara de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 114, fig. 3, and “Tangara nègre” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (Euphonia).
● ex “Crapaud-volant de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 760, “Engoulevent varié de Cayenne” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “White-necked Goatsucker” of Latham 1783 (Hydropsalis).
● ex “Petit autour de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 473 (syn. Leptodon cayanensis).
● ex “Cayenne Falcon” of Latham 1781 (syn. Leptodon cayanensis).
● ex “Courlis vert de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 820, “Courlis des bois” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Cayenne Ibis” of Latham 1785 (Mesembrinibis).
● ex “Bihoreau de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 899, and de Buffon, 1780, and “Cayenne Night-Heron” of Latham 1785 (subsp. Nyctanassa violacea).
● ex “Cayenne Osprey” of Latham 1781 (syn. Pandion haliaetus carolinensis).
● ex “Martinet à collier blanc” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (Panyptila).
● ex “Pigeon Ramier de Cayenne” of Holandre 1790 (Patagioenas).
● Erroneous TL. Cayenne (= ?Patagonia); ex “Grèbe de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 404, fig. 1, “Grand Grèbe” of de Buffon 1770-1785, and “Cayenne Grebe” of Latham 1785 (syn. Podiceps major).
● ex “Râle de Cayenne” and “Râle à ventre roux de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pll. 368, 753, “Kiolo” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Cayenne Rail” of Latham 1785 (syn. Rufirallus viridis).
● ex “Hirondelle de Mer de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 988, “Grande Hirondelle de Mer de Cayenne” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Cayenne Tern” of Latham 1785 (syn. Thalasseus maximus).
● ex "Vanneau armé de Cayenne" of d'Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 836, and "Vanneau" of Fermin 1769 (Vanellus).
● ex “Guêpier à queue et aîles rousses de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 454, “Guêpier vert à aîles et queue rousses” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Cayenne Bee-eater” of Latham 1782 (syn. Xiphorhynchus erythropygius).
● ex “Cayenne Snipe” of Latham 1785 (unident.).