Mountain Elaenia / Elaenia frantzii

Mountain Elaenia / Elaenia frantzii

Mountain Elaenia

SCI Name:  Elaenia frantzii
Protonym:  Elainea frantzii Ann.Lyc.Nat.Hist.N.Y. 8(1867) p.172
Category:  Passeriformes / Tyrannidae /
Taxonomy Code:  mouela1
Type Locality:  San Jose, Costa Rica.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1865
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

ELAENIA
(Tyrannidae; Ϯ Yellow-bellied Elaenia E. flavogaster) Gr. ελαινεος elaineos  of olive-oil, oleaginous  < ελαια elaia  olive; "Elænia n. g. 6)  Musc. pagana Licht.; brevirostris, — modesta, — aurifrons Pr. Max; — Hylophilus cinerascens ejusd.  Numerosæ americanæ, transitum ad Tyrannides præbentes; Fringillis subsimiles.   ...    6) Rostrum crassiusculum, breve, basi dilatatum, altitudine latius; carina dorsali subacuta, sutura recta.  Membrana narium plumulis tecta.  Vibrissæ tenues.  Alæ mediocres vel sub-breves, rotundatæ, remigib. 3-5 reliqvis longioribus.  Pedes mediocres, digitis brevibus, subliberis.  Olivaceæ-cinerascentes; sæpe subtus, interdum vertice flavæ. — Eλαινιος, oleagineus." (Sundevall 1836); "Elaenia Sundevall, 1836, Vetensk. Akad. Handl., 1835, p. 89. Type, by subsequent designation (Gray, 1855, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Birds, p. 49), Muscicapa pagana Lichtenstein = Pipra flavogaster Thunberg." (Traylor in Peters, 1979, VIII, pp. 26-27).  
Var. Elaenea, Elainea, Elainia, Eloenia, ElanaElania.

frantzii
Alexander von Frantzius (1821-1877) German physician, naturalist, anthropologist, collector in Brazil 1849-1853, resident in Costa Rica 1853-1868 (Catharus, Elaenia, Nothocercus, syn. Ortalis vetula, Pteroglossus, Semnornis, subsp. Tangara icterocephala).

SUBSPECIES

Mountain Elaenia (ultima)
SCI Name: Elaenia frantzii ultima
ultima / ultimum / ultimus
L. ultimus  finally, farthest, end, extreme, greatest  < super. ultra  farther, beyond.
● TL. Río Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina (subsp. Geospizopsis unicolor).
● “Bryan [1917] named the species ultima because he was sure it was the last endemic Hawaiian bird that would be discovered” (Munro 1960) (Telespiza).

Mountain Elaenia (frantzii)
SCI Name: Elaenia frantzii frantzii
frantzii
Alexander von Frantzius (1821-1877) German physician, naturalist, anthropologist, collector in Brazil 1849-1853, resident in Costa Rica 1853-1868 (Catharus, Elaenia, Nothocercus, syn. Ortalis vetula, Pteroglossus, Semnornis, subsp. Tangara icterocephala).

Mountain Elaenia (pudica)
SCI Name: Elaenia frantzii pudica
pudica / pudicus
L. pudicus  bashful, shamefaced, modest  < pudere  to be ashamed.

Mountain Elaenia (browni)
SCI Name: Elaenia frantzii browni
browni / brownii
● Peter Brown (?or Bruun) (fl. 1790) Danish/Norwegian natural history painter and botanical illustrator (syn. Accipiter badius).
● Herbert Brown (1843-1913) US newspaper owner, Curator of University of Arizona Mineral Mus. 1893-1913 (syn. Cyanocitta stelleri macrolopha).
● Wilmot Wood Brown, Jr. (?1868-1953) US field-naturalist, collector in Colombia, Panama and Mexico (subsp. Elaenia frantzii, syn. Grallaricula ferrugineipectus, subsp. Sicalis citrina, subsp. Spizella wortheni, Thryorchilus, syn. Vermivora crissalis, subsp. Vireo brevipennis).
● Revd. George Brown (1835-1917) Scottish missionary to Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Solomon Is., Bismarck Archipelago and New Guinea (Reinwardtoena, Symposiachrus).
● Robert Brown (1773-1858) Scottish naturalist, botanist, collector in Australia 1801-1803 (syn. Malurus melanocephalus, syn. Platycercus caledonicus, syn. Platycercus venustus, syn. Pomatostomus temporalis rubeculus (OD per Björn Bergenholtz)).
● Edward Johnson Brown (1866-1934) US field-ornithologist, collector (subsp. Sternula antillarum).