Green Shrike-Vireo / Vireolanius pulchellus

Green Shrike-Vireo / Vireolanius pulchellus

Green Shrike-Vireo

SCI Name:  Vireolanius pulchellus
Protonym:  Vireolanius pulchellus Ibis p.12
Category:  Passeriformes / Vireonidae /
Taxonomy Code:  grsvir1
Type Locality:  Guatemala.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1859
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

VIREOLANIUS
(Vireonidae; Ϯ Chestnut-sided Shrike-vireo V. melitophrys) Compound of genera Vireo Vieillot, 1808, vireo, and Lanius Linnaeus, 1758, shrike; "Plumage loose-webbed, silky ...  Bill rather stout, hooked" (Van Tyne & Berger 1965); "*710. Vireolanius, Dubus. (Cycloris, p. Caban.)   Mexico.  1.   *V. melitophrys, Dubus. (Lanius chrysophrys, Licht.) Esq. Orn. 1850. t. 26. Mus. Brux. ex Berol.  ex Mexic." (Bonaparte 1850); "Vireolanius Bonaparte (ex Du Bus MS), 1851?, Consp. Avium, 1 (1850), p. 330. Type, by monotypy, Vireolanius melitophrys Bonaparte." (Blake in Peters 1968, XIV, 108). 
Synon. Smaragdolanius.

pulchella / pulchellum / pulchellus
L. pulchellus  very pretty, beautiful little < dim. pulcher, pulchra  beautiful.
● ex “Grimpereau à longue queue du Sénégal” of Brisson 1760 (Cinnyris).

SUBSPECIES

Green Shrike-Vireo (ramosi)
SCI Name: Vireolanius pulchellus ramosi
ramosi
• Prof. Norberto V. de Ramos (1902-1987) Filipino lawyer (Paul Scofield in litt.) (syn. Chryosocolaptes haematribon).
• Jacinto Ramos (fl. 1956) Filipino collector (Martin Schneider in litt.) (syn. Terpsiphone cinnamomea unirufa).
• Dr. Mario Alberto Ramos Olmos (1949-2006) Mexican ornithologist, conservationist (Andy Kratter in litt.) (subsp. Vireolanius pulchellus).

Green Shrike-Vireo (pulchellus)
SCI Name: Vireolanius pulchellus pulchellus
pulchella / pulchellum / pulchellus
L. pulchellus  very pretty, beautiful little < dim. pulcher, pulchra  beautiful.
● ex “Grimpereau à longue queue du Sénégal” of Brisson 1760 (Cinnyris).

Green Shrike-Vireo (verticalis)
SCI Name: Vireolanius pulchellus verticalis
verticalis
Late L. verticalis  crowned, of the head  < L. vertex, verticis  crown of the head.
● ex “Ash-bellied Creeper” of Latham 1787 (Cyanomitra).

Green Shrike-Vireo (viridiceps)
SCI Name: Vireolanius pulchellus viridiceps
viridiceps
L. viridis  green  < virere  to be green; -ceps  -crowned  < caput, capitis  head.