Northern Waterthrush / Parkesia noveboracensis

Northern Waterthrush / Parkesia noveboracensis

Northern Waterthrush

SCI Name:  Parkesia noveboracensis
Protonym:  Motacilla noveboracensis Syst.Nat. 1 pt2 p.958
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Parulidae /
Taxonomy Code:  norwat
Type Locality:  Louisiana and New York.
Publish Year:  1789
IUCN Status:  


(Parulidae; Ϯ Northern Waterthrush P. noveboracensis) Dr Kenneth Carroll Parkes (1922-2007) US ornithologist; "The evidence reviewed above implies that the generic name Seiurus should be restricted to Ovenbird; Seiurus thus becomes a monotypic genus. The synonymy of Seiurus includes five names  ...  Enicocichla G. R. Gray, 1840  ...  Siurus Strickland, 1841  ...  Senurus Reichenbach, 1849  ...  Henicocichla Cabanis, 1851  ...  and Exochocichla van der Hoeven, 1855.  ...  None of these, however, is applicable to the waterthrushes. Because no generic name is currently available for the Northern and Louisiana Waterthrushes, this group may be known as:  Parkesia, gen. nov.   Type species  Motacilla noveboracensis J. F. Gmelin, 1789 (currently Seiurus noveboracensis)  ...  It is a great pleasure to name this taxon for the late Kenneth C. Parkes, former curator at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, to honour his lasting contributions to avian taxonomy, moult terminology, hybridisation and faunistics. Attachment of his name to the waterthrushes is appropriate given his long interest in Parulidae. The gender of the name Parkesia is feminine." (Sangster 2008).

L. novus  new; Eboracum  York, England; i.e. New York, USA.
● ex “Yellow-breasted Gallinule” of Pennant 1785 (Coturnicops).
● ex “New York Thrush” of Pennant 1785 (syn. Euphagus carolinus).
● ex “New-York Merlin” of Latham 1781 (syn. Falco sparverius).
● ex “Red-breasted Snipe” of Pennant 1785, and Latham 1785 (syn. Limnodromus griseus).
● ex “New York Sandpiper” of Latham 1785, and Pennant 1785 (syn. Limnodromus griseus).
Louisiana and New York; ex “Fauvette tachetée de la Louisiane” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 709, fig. 1, and de Buffon 1770-1786, and “New York Warbler” of Latham 1783, and Pennant 1785 (Parkesia).
● ex "Green Fly-catcher" of Pennant 1785 (syn. Vireo griseus).