Least Pygmy-Owl / Glaucidium minutissimum

Least Pygmy-Owl / Glaucidium minutissimum

Least Pygmy-Owl

SCI Name:  Glaucidium minutissimum
Protonym:  Strix minutissima Beitr.Naturgesch.Brasil. 3 p.242
Category:  Strigiformes / Strigidae /
Taxonomy Code:  leapyo1
Type Locality:  Interior of the State of Bahia, Brazil.
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Publish Year:  1830
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

GLAUCIDIUM
(Strigidae; Ϯ Northern Pygmy Owl G. passerinum) Gr. γλαυκιδιον glaukidion  little owl, owlet  < dim. γλαυξ glaux, γλαυκος glaukos  owl; "IV. Fam. Strigidae   ...  Glaucidium: St. nana Tem; passerina Lin. u. a. m." (Boie 1826); "Glaucidium Boie, Isis von Oken, 1826, Bd. 2, col. 970. Type, by subsequent designation, Strix passerina Linné (Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 6)." (Peters, 1940, IV, p. 127).
Var. Gaucidium.
Synon. Microglaux, Microptynx, Noctua, Nyctipetes, Phalaenopsis, Smithiglaux, Taenioglaux, Taenioptynx.

minutissima / minutissimum / minutissimus
L. minutissimus extremely small < super. minutus small < minuere to make smaller.
● ex “Petit pic de Cayenne” of Brisson 1760 (Picumnus).