Ivory-breasted Pitta / Pitta maxima

Ivory-breasted Pitta / Pitta maxima

Ivory-breasted Pitta

SCI Name:  Pitta maxima
Protonym:  Pitta maxima Verh.Nat.Gesch.[Temminck] Zool. Aves p.14
Category:  Passeriformes / Pittidae /
Taxonomy Code:  ivbpit1
Type Locality:  Gilolo [= Halmabera] .
Author:  
Publish Year:  1845
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

PITTA
(Pittidae; Ϯ Indian Pitta P. brachyura) Telugu Dravidian name pitta pretty bauble or pet; "137. BRÈVE, PittaCorvus, Linn. Gm. Lath.   Bec robuste, un peu épais à la base, droit, convexe en dessus, comprimé, pointu; mandibule supérieure échancrée vers le bout; l'inférieure entière, égale. — Ailes longues. — Queue courte.   Esp. Brève, Buff." (Vieillot 1816); "Pitta Vieillot, 1816, Analyse, p. 42. Type, by subsequent designation (G. R. Gray, 1855, Cat. Genera Subgenera Birds, p. 43), Corvus triostegus Sparrman = Corvus brachyurus Linnaeus." (Mayr in Peters 1979, VIII, 310).   
Var. Pelta.   
Synon. Austropitta, Brachyurus, Calopitta, Cervinipitta, Citta, Coloburis, Cyanopitta, Galeripitta, Melanopitta, Merula, Pulchripitta.

maxima / maximi
L. maximus greatest < super. magnus great.

SUBSPECIES

Ivory-breasted Pitta (Ivory-breasted)
SCI Name: Pitta maxima maxima
maxima / maximi
L. maximus greatest < super. magnus great.

Ivory-breasted Pitta (Morotai)
SCI Name: Pitta maxima morotaiensis
morotaiana / morotaianus / morotaiensis / morotensis
Mortay / Morty / Morotai I., Moluccas, Dutch East Indies / Indonesia.