Hoffmanns’s Woodcreeper / Dendrocolaptes hoffmannsi

Hoffmanns\'s Woodcreeper / Dendrocolaptes hoffmannsi

Hoffmanns's Woodcreeper

SCI Name:  Dendrocolaptes hoffmannsi
Protonym:  Dendrocolaptes hoffmannsi Bull.Br.Orn.Club 23 p.66
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Furnariidae /
Taxonomy Code:  hofwoo2
Type Locality:  Calama, Rio Madeira.
Publish Year:  1909
IUCN Status:  


(Furnariidae;  Amazonian Barred Woodcreeper D. certhia) Gr. δενδροκολαπτης dendrokolaptēs  woodpecker  < δενδρον dendron  tree; κολαπτω kolaptō  to peck; "DENDROCOLAPTES. Nobis.  Rostrum vel incurvum vel rectum, basi nudum.  Lingua . . .  Pedes ambulatorii, digito posteriore modico.  Rectricum rhachis in setam producta.  Pic-Grimperau, Buffon T. VII. Victus moresque prorsus pici.  Major species rostro valido, mandibula superiore fornicata, subcurvata. Color fuscus.     Le Picucule de Cayenne. Pl. enlum. 621.  Minor species, rostro mediocri, rectissimo, acuto, dorso caudaque castaneis, capite, collo, ventreque nigris, albo-maculatis, more corvi caryocatactis.   Le Talapiot de Cayenne. Pl. enlum. t. 605.  Genus difficulter determinatur. Inter picum, sittam, certhiam intermedium.  Apud Gmelinum in Syst. Nat. hucusque non reperi." (Hermann 1804); "GENUS 24.  DENDROCOLAPTES Herrmann.  (Holzhauer Germ.  Pic-grimpereau Gall.)  ...  Species: Gracula Cayennensis, Oriolus Picus  LinGmel." (Illiger 1811); "The Genus Dendrocolaptes of Illiger [1811, Prodromus Syst. Mamm. Av., p. 212] (the Picacule of the French) have, in all the species I found in South America, precisely the same manners and habits as the Pici, climbing the trees with even greater facility, although their feet are those termed ambulatorii.  The type of this excellent genus is Gracula cayennensis of Linnæus.  M. Viellot [sic], some years after, without taking any notice of the previous distinction given these birds by Illiger, calls their genus Dendrocopus, a name evidently borrowed from Illiger; nor is this the only plagiarism committed by an ornithologist whose intrinsic merit requires no such dubious aid to increase his fame." (Swainson 1821); "Dendrocolaptes HERMANN, Observ. Zool, p. 135, 1804— type by subs. desig. (SWAINSON, Mem. Wern. Nat. Hist. Soc., 3, p. 292, 1821) "Gracula cayennensis, of LINNAEUS" [= GMELIN] = Picus certhia BODDAERT." (Hellmayr, 1925, Cat. Birds Americas, Pt. IV, 259); "Dendrocolaptes Hermann, Observ. Zool., 1804, p. 135.  Type, by subsequent designation, "D. Cayanensis (Gm.), Pl. enl. 621" = Picus certhia Boddaert (G. R. Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 18).1   ...   1 Swainson's earlier designation of the same species as the type is invalid, since he credits the genus to Illiger, 1811." (Peters, 1951, VII, p. 31).  Under current Rules this is an incorrect conclusion (Laurent Raty in litt.)
Var. Dendrocaleptes, Dendrocalaptes.
Synon. Dendrocops, Dendrocopus, Orthocolaptes, Premnocopus.

Gr. δενδροκολαπτης dendrokolaptēs  woodpecker  < δενδρον dendron  tree; κολαπτω kolaptō  to peck.

hoffmannsi / hoffmansi
Wilhelm Hoffmanns (1865-1909) German collector in Peru 1903 and Brazil 1905-1908 (syn. Crypturellus soui albigularis, Dendrocolaptes, Epinecrophylla, syn. Pipra coronata x, Rhegmatorhina, subsp. Thamnomanes caesius).