Masked Tanager / Stilpnia nigrocincta

Masked Tanager / Stilpnia nigrocincta

Masked Tanager

SCI Name:  Stilpnia nigrocincta
Protonym:  Aglaia nigro-cincta Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1837) (1837), Pt5 no.59 p.121
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Thraupidae /
Taxonomy Code:  mastan1
Type Locality:  that portion of Brazil bordering on Peru; northeastern Peru substituted by Berlepsch, 1912, Verh. V Intern. Ornith. Kongr., Berlin, 1911, p. 1034.
Publish Year:  1838
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(syn. Tangara Ϯ Black-headed Tanager T. cyanoptera) Gr. στιλπνος stilpnos  glistening, glittering  < στιλπνοω stilpnoō  to polish; "32. Stilpnia, new genus (Fig. 5).   Type species. Aglaia cyanoptera Swainson, 1834 (currently recognized as Tangara cyanoptera).  ...  Etymology. The name, feminine in gender, is derived from the Greek στιλπνη, the feminine form of the adjective meaning "glittering" or "glistening," alluding to the glossiness of the plumage of these colorful tanagers.  Comments. Euschemon Sclater, 1851 (type species Tanagra flava Gmelin, 1789, currently Tangara cayana flava), is preoccupied by Euschemon Doubleday, 1846, the name of an Australian butterfly, and so not available" (Burns et al. 2016) (OD per Richard Klim).

nigrocincta / nigrocinctus
L. niger  black; cinctus  girdled  < cingere  to encircle.