Harlequin Antbird / Rhegmatorhina berlepschi

Harlequin Antbird / Rhegmatorhina berlepschi

Harlequin Antbird

SCI Name:  Rhegmatorhina berlepschi
Protonym:  Anoplops berlepschi Orn.Monatsb. 15 p.162
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Thamnophilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  harant1
Type Locality:  Villa Braga, Rio Tapajoz Brazil.
Publish Year:  1907
IUCN Status:  


(Thamnophilidae; Ϯ Bare-eyed Antbird R. gymnops) Gr. ῥηγμα rhēgma, ῥηγματος rhēgmatos  fissure, cleft; ῥις rhis, ῥινος rhinos  nostril; “12. RhegmatorhinaϮ gymnops, sp. nov.  ...  Ϯ Rhegmatorhina, genus novem Formicariidarum (ῥηγμα = fissuraῥις = nasus).   GEN. CHAR.—Similar to Phlogopsis but differing very materially in the form of the nostril, which consists of a narrow longitudinal slit-like opening, overhung by a broad, rather thickened, membrane or operculum.  Orbital region entirely naked, the bare space broadly oval, slightly pointed anteriorly (about midway of the lores), but rounded posteriorly.  Feathers of pileum lengthened, narrow, decurved, rather stiff, and distinctly individualized, forming a loose crest when erected; those of the forehad and lores (anterior half) shorter, straighter, and more dense.  Tail more than two-thirds as long as wing, slightly rounded, the feathers broad and rounded.  Wing about three times as long as tarsus, much rounded (fifth and sixth quills longest).  Tarsus more than twice as long as bill from nostril, booted.  Colors plain.   Type, R. gymnops, sp. nov.” (Ridgway 1888).

Hans Hermann Carl Ludwig Graf von Berlepsch (1850-1915) German ornithologist, collector specialising in the Neotropical avifauna (Aglaiocercus, Anthocephala, Asthenes, syn. Catharus fuscater, subsp. Ceratopipra erythrocephalaChaetocercus, subsp. Chamaeza campanisona, subsp. Chlorostilbon lucidus (ex Chlorostilbon splendidus egregius von Berlepsch & Ihering, 1885), subsp. Colius striatus, subsp. Conopias trivirgatus, CranioleucaCrypturellus, Dacnis, syn. Dendrocolaptes picumnus validus, syn. Eremophila teleschowi, syn. Eriocnemis vestita, subsp. Hafferia zeledoni, syn. Heliodoxa jacula henryi, syn. Henicorhina leucophrys, Hylopezus, syn. Hylopezus macularius paraensis, Leptasthenura, subsp. Lesbia victoriae, subsp. Merganetta leucogenis, subsp. Mitrephanes phaeocercus, syn. Myiornis auricularis, subsp. Myrmoborus lugubris, subsp. Myrmotherula menetriesii, subsp. Ochthoeca fumicolor, Parotia, Patagioenas, subsp. Phaeochroa cuvierii, syn. Phaethornis syrmatophorus, subsp. Phimosus infuscatus, subsp. Polioptila dumicola, subsp. Pseudotriccus pelzelni, subsp. Pyrrhura melanura, Rhegmatorhina, syn. Sicalis olivascens, Sipia, subsp. Sphenopsis melanotis, syn. Tangara episcopus prysjonesi, subsp. Tangara nigroviridis, subsp. Thamnophilus tenuepunctatus, subsp. Tolmomyias sulphurescens, syn. Turdus albicollis spodiolaemus, subsp. Veniliornis mixtus, subsp. Xiphocolaptes promeropirhynchus).