New Georgia Dwarf-Kingfisher / Ceyx collectoris

New Georgia Dwarf-Kingfisher / Ceyx collectoris

New Georgia Dwarf-Kingfisher

SCI Name:  Ceyx collectoris
Protonym:  Ceyx lepida collectoris Novit.Zool. 8 p.376
Category:  Coraciiformes / Alcedinidae /
Taxonomy Code:  vardwk11
Type Locality:  Guadalcanal, error = central Solomon Islands; cf. Nov. Zool., 12, 1905, p. 256.
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Publish Year:  1901
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DEFINITIONS

CEYX
(Alcedinidae; Ϯ Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher C. erithaca) L. ceyx, ceycis  seabird variously identified  < Gr. κηυξ kēux, κηυκος kēukos  seabird mentioned by Dionysius and Lucian, and considered identical to the halcyon. In Gr. myth. Ceyx, blasphemous husband to Alcyone, was drowned at sea and metamorphosed into a kingfisher along with his desolated wife when she found his body washed up on the shore; "62. CÉYX.  Ceyx.  { Le bec très-long; la langue courte; le tarse très-court; chaque pied ne présentant que trois doigts." (de Lacépède 1799); "Ceyx Lacépède, Tabl. Ois., 1799, p. 10. Type, by monotypy, Alcedo tridactyla Pallas = Alcedo erithaca Linné (species added, Daudin, in Buffon, Hist. Nat. (éd Didot), 14, 1802, p. 287.)" (Peters, 1945, V, p. 178).
Var. Ceix, Ceux, Ceycis.
Synon. Alcyon, Argyroceyx, Ceycalcyon, Ceycopsis, Cyanoceyx, Micralcyone, Therosa.

collectoris
L. collector, collectoris  collector  < conligere  to collect; after Albert Meek and his assistants (Ceyx).