Mussau Triller / Lalage conjuncta

Mussau Triller / Lalage conjuncta

Mussau Triller

SCI Name:  Lalage conjuncta
Protonym:  Lalage conjuncta Bull.Br.Orn.Club 44 p. 51
Category:  Passeriformes / Campephagidae /
Taxonomy Code:  vartri3
Type Locality:  St. Matthias Island.
Publish Year:  1924
IUCN Status:  


(Campephagidae; Ϯ Pied Triller L. nigra) Gr. λαλαξ lalax, λαλαγος lalagos or λαλαγες lalages  unidentified bird mentioned by Hesychius  < λαλαζω lalazō  to chirp or chirrup (cf. this name is also identified with a green tree frog); "IX. Fam.  Myiotheridae.   ...   Lalage: Turdus orientalis Gm. enl. 273 fig. 2. u. s. w." (Boie 1826); "Lalage Boie, 1826, Isis, col. 973. Type, by monotypy, Turdus orientalis Gmelin = Turdus niger Forster." (Mayr in Peters 1960, IX, 196).   
Synon. Acanthinotus, Coquus, Diaphoropterus, Erucivora, Karua, Oscarornis, Oxynotus, Perissolalage, Pseudolalage, Symmorphus.

conjuncta / conjunctus
L. coniunctus  connected, joined  < coniungere  to unite.
● “connects in a way the Lalage aurea  ...  with the L. karu group  ...  and has characters of the L. atrovirens group  ...  and the Australian L. tricolor and L. leucomela” (Rothschild & Hartert 1924) (Lalage).