Nicobar Serpent-Eagle / Spilornis klossi

Nicobar Serpent-Eagle / Spilornis klossi

Nicobar Serpent-Eagle

SCI Name:  Spilornis klossi
Protonym:  Spilornis klossi Proc.U.S.Natl.Mus. 25 no.1288 p.304
Taxonomy:  Accipitriformes / Accipitridae /
Taxonomy Code:  nicsee1
Type Locality:  Pulo Kunyi, Great Nicobar Island.
Publish Year:  1902
IUCN Status:  


(Accipitridae; Ϯ Crested Serpent Eagle S. cheela) Gr. σπιλος spilos  spot; ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "The first [Haematornis holospilus] is spotted all over the body, the second [H. bacha] only on the abdomen; while the third [H. undulatus = Spilornis cheela] is marked by spots on the wing-coverts, and by ocelli bearing an undulated appearance on the abdomen, the breast also being crossed by undulating fasciæ" (Vigors 1832); "SPILORNIS, n.  Hæmatornisb, Vigors.  Falco, Shaw.   S. Bacha, (Shaw,) n.  Levaill. Ois. d'Afr., pl. 15.  ...  bPreviously used by Mr. Swainson." (G. Gray 1840); "Spilornis G. R. Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 3. Type, by original designation, Falco bacha Shaw; based on "Le Bacha" of Levaillant, ? 1797, Hist. Nast. Oiseaux Afrique, 1, p. 44, pl. 15 = Falco bassus J. R. Forster = Spilornis cheela subsp.  ...  Falco Bassus J. R. Forster, 1798, in Levaillant, Naturgeschichte Afr. Vögel, p. 55, pl. 15 — mountains of Great Namaqualand (corrected to Java by Sundevall, 1857, K. Svenska Vetenskaps-Acad. Handlingar, n.s., 2, no. 3, p. 25), is unidentifiable (cf. Gurney, 1878, Ibis, p. 100, and Stresemann, 1959, Journ. Ornith., 100, p. 355)." (Amadon in Peters 1979, 1, ed. 2, 311, 314).   
Synon. Bacha, Haematornis, Hypaetos, Ophaetus.

klossi / klossii
Cecil Boden Kloss (1877-1949) English zoologist, Director of Raffles Mus., Singapore 1921-1936 (subsp. Accipiter badius, subsp. Bubo coromandus, subsp. Cinnyris jugularis, subsp. Cissa chinensis, subsp. Cyornis hainanus, subsp. Harpactes erythrocephalus, syn. Myophonus caeruleus eugenei, subsp. Pachycephala soror, subsp. Phylloscopus ogilviegranti, subsp. Pomatorhinus schisticeps, subsp. Prinia superciliaris, Pseudominla, subsp. Pycnonotus aurigaster, subsp. Rallicula rubra, Schoeniparus, Spilornis, subsp. Sylviparus modestus).