Jameson’s Antpecker / Parmoptila jamesoni

Jameson\'s Antpecker / Parmoptila jamesoni

Jameson's Antpecker

SCI Name:  Parmoptila jamesoni
Protonym:  Pholidornis jamesoni Ibis (6) 2 (6) p. 163, pl. V, fig. 1
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Estrildidae /
Taxonomy Code:  jamant1
Type Locality:  Yambuya, Aruwimi River, Congo.
Publish Year:  1890
IUCN Status:  


(Estrildidae; Ϯ Woodhouse's Antpecker P. woodhousei) Gr. παρμη parmē  small round shield; πτιλον ptilon  feather; “Genus PARMOPTILA, nobis.  Allied to Pardalotus. Size small, bill thick, rather wide at base, depressed, curved. Wing moderate, first quill spurious, second and third longest, tail moderate, legs rather strong, toes moderate, claws strong. Feathers of the head and throat in the present species, scale-like.   66. PARMOPTILA WOODHOUSEI, nobis.   ♂. Head and throat covered with rounded, scale-like feathers, which are rufous, lighter on the throat, brighter and nearly brick-red on the forehead.  ...  This is the only bird from Western Africa that I have ever seen which belongs to the Pardalotinæ. It is easily distinguished specifically by its rufous head and throat and spotted under parts, and is a very curious and handsome little bird.  This bird is named in honor of my friend Samuel W. Woodhouse, M.D., of this city, an accomplished and promising young naturalist and scientific traveller in the western countries of the United States.” (Cassin 1859); "Parmoptila Cassin, 1859, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 11, p. 40. Type, by monotypy, Parmoptila Woodhousei Cassin." (Traylor in Peters 1968, XIV, 308).
Synon. Lobornis, Rhodornis.

jamesoni / jamesonii
● Dr William Jameson (1815-1882) British botanist, Superintendent of Saharunpur Botanic Gardens, Punjab 1842-1875, collector (syn. Cursorius cursor, syn. Saxicola macrorhynchus).
● James Sligo Jameson (1856-1888) Irish explorer, hunter, naturalist (Dyaphorophyia, subsp. Lagonosticta rhodopareia, Parmoptila, syn. Ploceus xanthops).
● Prof. William Jameson (1796-1873) Scottish academician, botanist, zoologist, collector in Quito, Ecuador 1826-1873 (Gallinago, subsp. Oreotrochilus chimborazo).
● Prof. Robert Jameson (1774-1854) Scottish zoologist, Professor of Natural History at Edinburgh University, founder of the Wernerian Natural History Society (syn. Larus novaehollandiae).
● See: jamersoni
● See: jamiesoni