Green Warbler-Finch / Certhidea olivacea
Protonym: Certhidea olivacea Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt5 no.49 p.7
Taxonomy: Passeriformes / Thraupidae / Certhidea
Taxonomy Code: warfin1
Type Locality: Galapagos Islands ; restricted to James by 7 Swarth, 1931, Occas. Papers California Acad. Sci., 18, p. 255.
Publish Year: 1837
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
(Thraupidae; Ϯ Green Warbler-finch C. olivacea) Dim. < genus Certhia Linnaeus, 1758, treecreeper; “CERTHIDEA (subgenus). CERTHIDEA differt a genere Geospiza rostro graciliore et acutiore; naribus basalibus et non tectis; mandibulæ superioris margine recto; tarsis longioribus et gracilioribus. CERTHIDEA OLIVACEA. ... Of the groups here characterized, Geospiza, Camarhynchus, and Cactornis, belong to one type; but with regard to Certhidea, Mr. Gould remarked that although he confidently believed that it should also be referred to the same group as the three former, yet in its slighter form and weaker bill it has so much the appearance of a member of the Sylviadae, that he would by no means insist upon the above view being adopted until the matter shall have been more fully investigated.” (Gould 1837); "Certhidea Gould, Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 5, p. 7, Oct. 3, 1837—type, by monotypy, Certhidea olivacea Gould." (Hellmayr, 1938, Cat. Birds Americas, Pt. XI, p. 142) (see Geospiza).
Mod. L. olivaceus olive-green, olivaceous < L. oliva olive.
● ex “Olivert” of Levaillant 1803, pl. 125 (syn. Camaroptera brachyura).
● ex “Olivet” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Olive Tanager” (= ♀) of Latham 1783, and Pennant 1785 (Piranga).
● ex “Olive-coloured Warbler” of Brown 1776, and Latham 1783 (unident.).
● ex “Promérops olivâtre” of Audebert & Vieillot 1800-1802 (unident.; Meliphagidae).
UPPERCASE: current genus
Uppercase first letter: generic synonym
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lowercase: species and subspecies
●: early names, variants, mispellings
†: type species
Gr.: ancient Greek
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syn: synonym of
/: separates historical and modern geographic names
ex: based on
TL: type locality
OD: original diagnosis (genus) or original description (species)