Ocellated Antbird / Phaenostictus mcleannani

Ocellated Antbird / Phaenostictus mcleannani

Ocellated Antbird

SCI Name:  Phaenostictus mcleannani
Protonym:  Phlogopsis MeLeannani Ann.Lyc.Nat.Hist.N.Y. 7 p.285
Category:  Passeriformes / Thamnophilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  oceant1
Type Locality:  Lion Hill Station, Panama Railroad.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1861
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

PHAENOSTICTUS
(Thamnophilidae; Ϯ Ocellated Antbird P. mcleannani) Gr. φαινω phainō  to display; στικτος stiktos  spotted  < στιζω stizō  to tattoo; "Phænostictus gen.nov.  (Formicariidæ.)  Related to Phlegopsis Reichenbach but differing in relatively much longer tail (nearly as long as wing), scant loral and frontal feathering, rounded nostrils, partly nude malar region, more sharply ridged culmen, and other characters.  Type.—Phlegopsis macleannani Lawrence.   (φαινω, I display, exhibit; στικτος, marked, spotted.)" (Ridgway 1909).

mcleannani
James McLeannan (fl. 1860) US engineer on Panama railway, collector (Phaenostictus).

SUBSPECIES

Ocellated Antbird (saturatus)
SCI Name: Phaenostictus mcleannani saturatus
saturatum / saturatus
L. saturatus  richly coloured, darker coloured, intensely coloured  < satur, satura  rich, copious  < satis  enough.
● “In my description of this Cuckoo [Cuculus micropterus] ...I considered certain dark ash-coloured specimens to be merely the old birds of the species ...Mr Hodgson, however, thinks differently, having lately forwarded similar examples by the designation C. saturatus” (Blyth 1843) (Cuculus).

Ocellated Antbird (mcleannani)
SCI Name: Phaenostictus mcleannani mcleannani
mcleannani
James McLeannan (fl. 1860) US engineer on Panama railway, collector (Phaenostictus).

Ocellated Antbird (pacificus)
SCI Name: Phaenostictus mcleannani pacificus
pacificus
L. pacificus  peaceful  < pax, pacis  peace; facere  to make.  The Pacific Ocean was so-named by the Portuguese explorer Fernão de Magalhães in 1520, contrasting its calm waters with the stormy seas of Cape Horn.  The toponym refers to islands in the Pacific Ocean as well as localities on Pacific Ocean coasts.
● Tahiti; ex “Pacific Parrot, var. B” of Latham 1781 (‡syn. Cyanoramphus zealandicus).
● New Holland; ex “Black-backed Gull” (pt.) of Latham 1785, and “Pacific Gull” of Latham 1801 (Larus).
● Erroneous TL. Islands of the South Sea (= Norton Sound, Alaska); ex “Pacific Crow” of Latham 1781 (subsp. Perisoreus canadensis).