New Ireland Myzomela / Myzomela pulchella

New Ireland Myzomela / Myzomela pulchella

New Ireland Myzomela

SCI Name:  Myzomela pulchella
Protonym:  Myzomela pulchella Agg.Orn.Papu.Moluc. p.231
Category:  Passeriformes / Meliphagidae /
Taxonomy Code:  neimyz1
Type Locality:  New Ireland.
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Publish Year:  1891
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DEFINITIONS

MYZOMELA
(Meliphagidae; Ϯ Scarlet Myzomela M. sanguinolenta) Gr. μυζαω muzaō  to suck; μελι meli  honey; "This section forms an interesting subdivision of the present group [Meliphagidae], as marking the passage to the Cinnyridæ ...  this type of form may be generically characterized as follows, the Mel. cardinalis being the normal species.  Genus. MYZOMELA.  Rostrum breve, gracile; culmine arcuato, ad basin subcultrato; naribus longitudinalibus, linearibus, perangustis, membrana supra tectis, rostri tertiam partem longitudine æquantibus.  Lingua, alæ, pedesque iidem fere ut in Meliphagis veris.  Cauda subbrevis, æqualis" (Vigors & Horsfield 1827); "Myzomela Vigors and Horsfield, 1827, Trans. Linn. Soc. London, 15, p. 318 [=316]. Type, by original designation, Meliphaga cardinalis Vigors and Horsfield = Certhia sanguinolenta Latham." (Salomonsen in Peters 1967, XII, 350).
Var. Mysomela.
Synon. Cosmeteira, Melomyza.    

pulchella / pulchellum / pulchellus
L. pulchellus  very pretty, beautiful little < dim. pulcher, pulchra  beautiful.
● ex “Grimpereau à longue queue du Sénégal” of Brisson 1760 (Cinnyris).