Maroon Woodpecker / Blythipicus rubiginosus

Maroon Woodpecker / Blythipicus rubiginosus

Maroon Woodpecker

SCI Name:  Blythipicus rubiginosus
Protonym:  Hemicircus rubiginosus BirdsW.Afr. 2 p.150
Taxonomy:  Piciformes / Picidae /
Taxonomy Code:  marwoo1
Type Locality:  Western Africa; error = Malacca, Hartlaub, Rev. Zool., 1844, p. 402.
Publish Year:  1837
IUCN Status:  


(Picidae; Ϯ Maroon Woodpecker B. rubiginosus) Edward Blyth (1810-1873) English zoologist, Curator of Mus. of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, Calcutta; L. picus  woodpecker; "10. BLYTHIPICUS, Bp.  —  98. rubiginosus, Sw. (porphyromelas, Boie.)  —  99. pyrrhotis, Hodgs." (Bonaparte 1854); "Blythipicus Bonaparte, Ateneo Italiano, 2, 1854, p. 124. (Separately paged reprint, Consp. Vol. Zygodact., 1854, p. 9.) Type, by subsequent designation, Picus [i.e. Hemicircus] rubiginosus Swainson. (G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 94.)" (Peters, 1948, VI, p. 224).
Synon. Lepocestes, Phloistes, Plinthopicus, Pyrrhopicus, Venilia.

rubiginosa / rubiginosus
L. rubiginosus  rusty, ferruginous  < rubigo, rubiginis  rust  < rubeus  reddish.
● ex “Ardea naevia” of Miller 1776, and “Rusty-crowned Heron” of Pennant 1785, and Latham 1785 (syn. Nycticorax nycticorax).