Maquis Canastero / Asthenes heterura

Maquis Canastero / Asthenes heterura

Maquis Canastero

SCI Name:  Asthenes heterura
Protonym:  Siptornis heterura J.Orn. 49 p.93
Category:  Passeriformes / Furnariidae /
Taxonomy Code:  maqcan1
Type Locality:  Iquico, 4000 meters, Bolivia.
Publish Year:  1901
IUCN Status:  


(Furnariidae; Ϯ Sharp-billed Canastero A. pyrrholeuca sordida) Gr. ασθενης asthenēs  insignificant (an epithet of the bird βουδυτης boudutēs, now associated with the Yellow Wagtail, but formerly variously identified)  < negative prefix α- a- ; σθενος sthenos  power; "LXXXVII. Asthenes RCHB. Nat. Syst. d. Vögel t. suppl. — Schnabel vollkommen gerade und spitz, Schwanzfedern gesteigert, verschmälert und abgerundet. Kleid einfarbig ungefleckt. — Den Drosselrohrsänger, Junco arundinaceus, hier deutlich repräsentirend.    374. A. sordida (Synall. — LESS. Rev. 1839. 105.) RCHB. t. DXX. 3606.   ...   375. A. brunnea (Synall. — GOULD Beagle 78.6.) RCHB.   ...   376. A. striaticollis (Anumbius — D'ORBG. LAFR. syn. Voy. p. 255.) RCHB.   ...   377. A. rubra (Anumbius ruber D'ORBG. LAFR.) RCHB.   ...   378. A. aradoides (Anabates — LAFR. Mag. Zool. 1832. t. 8.) RCHB. t. DXXVII. 2642." (Reichenbach 1853); "Asthenes Reichenbach, Handb. spec. Orn., cont. x, 1853, Scansoriae A. Sittinae, p. 146, 168. Type, by subsequent designation, Synallaxis sordida Lesson (G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 27)." (Peters, 1951, VII, p. 103).
Var. Astheres.
Synon. Eusiptornoides, Oreophylax, Pseudosiptornis, Schizoeaca, Siptornoides.

heterura / heterurus
Gr. ἑτερος heteros  different; -ουρος -ouros  -tailed  < ουρα oura  tail.

(Motacillidae; syn. Anthus Upland Pipit A. sylvanus) Gr. ἑτερος heteros  different; ουρα oura  tail; "Genus Heterura, mihi.  ...  tail ample, scansorial, that is, distinctly rigid, and the separate plumes acutely wedged; form of the tail Parian, or slightly graduate from centre and from sides  ... Exclusively monticolous; found in the brushy uplands of the central region; feed and breed on the ground  ... Type, H. sylvana, mihi  ...  It seems to be an analogous form to Praticola, and to belong to the Alaudinæ, near Brachonyx.  Its tail in form reminds one of Dolichonyx." (Hodgson 1845); "Heterura Hodgson, 1845, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, XIII (cxlvi), p. 33 (not of von Siebold, 1837 (Vermes)).  Type, by original designation, Heterura sylvana Hodgson, 1845." (JAJ 2021).