Makira Honeyeater / Meliarchus sclateri

Makira Honeyeater / Meliarchus sclateri

Makira Honeyeater

SCI Name:  Meliarchus sclateri
Protonym:  Philemon Sclateri Ann.Mag.Nat.Hist.(4), 5 p.327
Category:  Passeriformes / Meliphagidae /
Taxonomy Code:  sacmel1
Type Locality:  San Christobal Island, British Solomon Islands.
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Publish Year:  1870
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DEFINITIONS

MELIARCHUS
(Meliphagidae; Ϯ Makira Honeyeater M. sclateri) Gr. μελι meli, μελιτος melitos  honey; αρχος arkhos  ruler, chief  < αρχω arkhō  to rule; "Large, rather scrawny brown honeyeater with long pale bill.  ...  Noisy and quarrelsome." (Dutson 2011); "34. Meliarchus (1) sclateri (G. R. Gr.), Ann. and Mag. N. H. 1870, p. 327.  Hab. in Papuasia — Ins. Salomonis   ...   (1) Genus novum Meliarchus ad genus Melirrhophetem proxime accedit, sed ob genas plumosas et ob gulam carunculis destitutam differt." (Salvadori 1880); "Meliarchus Salvadori, 1880, Ann. Mus. Civ. Genova, 16, p. 75. Type, by monotypy, Philemon sclateri G. R. Gray." (Salomonsen in Peters 1967, XII, 423).

sclateri
● Dr Philip Lutley Sclater (1829-1913) English ornithologist, collector (subsp. Apalis cinerea, subsp. Asthenes wyatti, subsp. Attila spadiceus, Cacicus, syn. Campephilus gayaquilensis, subsp. Camptostoma obsoletum, syn. Casuarius casuarius, subsp. Cercomacra cinerascens, subsp. Chaetura cinereiventris, Chasiempis, subsp. Colinus leucopogon, syn. Crax fasciolata, syn. Cyanocorax affinis, Doliornis, Eudyptes, Euphonia (ex Bonaparte MS), subsp. Forpus modestus, subsp. Guttera verreauxi, syn. Heliomaster longirostris, subsp. Hirundinea ferruginea, subsp. Icterus pustulatus, Knipolegus, Lophophorus, Loriculus, subsp. Loxigilla noctis, Meliarchus, subsp. Monasa morphoeus, subsp. Myiarchus oberi, Myrmotherula, Myzomela, Nonnula, syn. Penelope barbata, subsp. Penelope montagnii, syn. Penelope obscuraPheugopedius, Phyllomyias, Picumnus, syn. Pipreola chlorolepidota, syn. Plectropterus gambensisPoecile, Pseudocolopteryx, syn. Rufirallus fasciatus, syn. Spinus magellanicus capitalis, subsp. Tachycineta euchrysea, subsp. Tangara aurulenta, syn. Tangara cabanisi, syn. Thamnophilus amazonicus, syn. Thraupis episcopus nesophilus, subsp. Thripadectes virgaticeps, subsp. Todirostrum cinereum, subsp. Tolmomyias poliocephalus, Vireo, subsp. Xiphocolaptes promeropirhynchus).
● William Lutley Sclater (1863-1944) English ornithologist (son of Dr Philip Lutley Sclater), Director of Cape Town Mus. 1896-1906 (syn. Apalis thoracica capensis, subsp. Caprimulgus climacurus, subsp. Cercotrichas leucophrys, syn. Chlidonias hybrida delalandii, syn. Cisticola galactotes amphilectus, subsp. Cyanomitra olivacea, subsp. Dendrocitta vagabunda, subsp. Monticola rufocinereus, subsp. Neomixis striatigula, syn. Ploceus bicolor stictifronsSpizocorys, syn. Turtur afer).