Lesser Kiskadee / Pitangus lictor

Lesser Kiskadee / Pitangus lictor

Lesser Kiskadee

SCI Name:  Pitangus lictor
Protonym:  L[anius] Lictor Verz.Doubl.Zool.Mus.Berlin p.49
Category:  Passeriformes / Tyrannidae /
Taxonomy Code:  leskis1
Type Locality:  Para [= Belem] , Brazil.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1823
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

PITANGUS
(Tyrannidae; Ϯ Great Kiskadee P. sulphuratus) Tupí name Pitanguá guacú for a large flycatcher, perhaps the Great Kiskadee (cf. “forest of Pitanga, about twenty leagues west of Bahia” (Swainson 1820-1823)); "PITANGUS.   Rostrum magnum.  Alæ mediocres, remigum pogoniis internis immarginatis, apice obtusis.  Cauda æqualis.  Pedes subbreves, fortes.   ...   Type. Tyrannus sulphuratus. Vieill. Ois. de L'Am. pl. 47." (Swainson 1827).
Synon. Apolites, Saurophagus.

lictor
L. lictor, lictoris  lictor, magistrate’s attendant who bore the rods of office and carried out sentences and executions.

SUBSPECIES

Lesser Kiskadee (panamensis)
SCI Name: Pitangus lictor panamensis
panama / panamense / panamensis
Panama (said to be the name of a fishing village meaning "plenty of fish").

Lesser Kiskadee (lictor)
SCI Name: Pitangus lictor lictor
lictor
L. lictor, lictoris  lictor, magistrate’s attendant who bore the rods of office and carried out sentences and executions.