North Moluccan Pitta / Erythropitta rufiventris

North Moluccan Pitta / Erythropitta rufiventris

North Moluccan Pitta

SCI Name:  Erythropitta rufiventris
Protonym:  Coloburis rufiventris J.Orn. 7(1859) no.42 p.406
Category:  Passeriformes / Pittidae /
Taxonomy Code:  molpit1
Type Locality:  unknown; Batjan designated by Hartert, 1903, Novit. Zool., 10, pp. 13, 57.
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Publish Year:  1860
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

ERYTHROPITTA
(Pittidae; Macklot's Pitta E. macklotii) Gr. ερυθρος eruthros  red; genus Pitta Vieillot, 1816, pitta; "They are characterized by the unpatterned face and throat; breast band distinct from belly patch; belly all red; and no prominent turquoise shoulder patch" (Beehler & Pratt 2016); "Erythropitta, Bp. — 187. mackloti, Temm. — 188. celebensis, Forst. — 189. erythrogastra, Cuv. — 190. venusta, Mull. — 191. granatina, Temm. (coccinea, Eyt.)" (Bonaparte 1854); "Erythropitta Bonaparte, 1854, Conspectus Volucrum Anisodactylorum, p. 7.  Type, by subsequent designation (G. Gray, 1855, Cat. Genera Subgenera Birds Brit. Mus., p. 144 (Appendix)), Pitta macklotii Temminck, 1834." (JAJ 2021).
Synon. Monilipitta, Phoeniocichla, Purpureipitta.

rufiventer / rufiventra / rufiventre / rufiventris
Mod. L. rufiventris  red-bellied  < L. rufus  ruddy, rufous; venter, ventris  belly.
● ex “Pepoazá vientre roxizo” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 205, and “Pepoaza à ventre rougeâtre” of Vieillot 1819 (Neoxolmis).
● ex “Grignet” of Levaillant 1803, pl. 126 (syn. Parisoma subcaeruleum).
● ex “Traquet à Cul Roux” of Levaillant 1806, pl. 188, fig. 2 (syn. Saxicoloides fulicatus).
● ex “Gobe-mouche de l’île de Bourbon” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 572, fig. 3, and “Rufous-vented Fly-catcher” of Latham 1783 (syn. Setophaga ruticilla).
● ex “Velvet-headed Flycatcher” of Latham 1823 (Terpsiphone).

SUBSPECIES

North Moluccan Pitta (rufiventris)
SCI Name: Erythropitta rufiventris rufiventris
rufiventer / rufiventra / rufiventre / rufiventris
Mod. L. rufiventris  red-bellied  < L. rufus  ruddy, rufous; venter, ventris  belly.
● ex “Pepoazá vientre roxizo” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 205, and “Pepoaza à ventre rougeâtre” of Vieillot 1819 (Neoxolmis).
● ex “Grignet” of Levaillant 1803, pl. 126 (syn. Parisoma subcaeruleum).
● ex “Traquet à Cul Roux” of Levaillant 1806, pl. 188, fig. 2 (syn. Saxicoloides fulicatus).
● ex “Gobe-mouche de l’île de Bourbon” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 572, fig. 3, and “Rufous-vented Fly-catcher” of Latham 1783 (syn. Setophaga ruticilla).
● ex “Velvet-headed Flycatcher” of Latham 1823 (Terpsiphone).

North Moluccan Pitta (cyanonota)
SCI Name: Erythropitta rufiventris cyanonota
cyanonota
Gr. κυανος kuanos  dark-blue; -νωτος -nōtos  -backed  < νωτον nōton  back.

North Moluccan Pitta (bernsteini)
SCI Name: Erythropitta rufiventris bernsteini
bernsteini / bernsteinii
Heinrich Agathon Bernstein (1828-1865) German physician, zoologist, collector (Centropus, subsp. Chalcopsitta atra, syn. Edolisoma schisticeps, syn. Eos bornea, subsp. Erythropitta rufiventris, syn. Gerygone magnirostris cobana, syn. Megaloprepia formosaMegapodius, syn. Symposiachrus trivirgatus nigrimentum, Thalasseus).