Ocellated Crake / Micropygia schomburgkii

Ocellated Crake / Micropygia schomburgkii

Ocellated Crake

SCI Name:  Micropygia schomburgkii
Protonym:  Crex Schomburgkii ReisenBrit.-Guiana[Schomburgk] 2 p.245
Category:  Gruiformes / Rallidae /
Taxonomy Code:  ocecra1
Type Locality:  Interior of British Guiana.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1848
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

MICROPYGIA
(Rallidae; Ϯ Ocellated Crake M. schomburgki) Gr. μικρος mikros  small;
-πυγιος -pugios  -rumped  < πυγη pugē  rump (cf. μικρορροπυγιος mikrorrhopugios  with small rump); "122. Micropygia, Bp.  374. verreauxi, Bp. (major).  375. sclateri, Bp. (media).  376. schomburgi, Cab. (minima).  (G. ecaudata? Sw.   R. poliotis? Temm.)" (Bonaparte 1856); "Micropygia Bonaparte, Compt. Rend. Acad. Sci. Paris, 43, 1856, p. 599. Type, by monotypy,3 Micropygia schomburgi "Cab." = Crex schomburgkii Schomburgk.  ...  3 Micropygia verreauxi Bonaparte and Micropygia sclateri Bonaparte, the other two included species, are nomina nuda." (Peters 1934, II, 192).  Recent work suggests that this genus may be better placed in Rufirallus.
Synon. Thyrorhina.

schomburgi / schomburgki / schomburgkii
● Moritz Richard Schomburgk (1811-1890 or 1891) German/Australian botanist, collector, explorer in Guiana 1840-1844, emigrated to South Australia 1849, Director of Botanic Gardens, Adelaide 1866-1890 (subsp. Hydropsalis climacocerca, Micropygia).
● Sir Robert Hermann Schomburgk (1804-1865) German/British explorer in Guiana 1840-1844, Consul to San Domingo 1848, Consul to Thailand 1857-1864  (syn. Chrysococcyx maculatus, syn. Lanius schach longicaudatus).

SUBSPECIES

Ocellated Crake (schomburgkii)
SCI Name: Micropygia schomburgkii schomburgkii
schomburgi / schomburgki / schomburgkii
● Moritz Richard Schomburgk (1811-1890 or 1891) German/Australian botanist, collector, explorer in Guiana 1840-1844, emigrated to South Australia 1849, Director of Botanic Gardens, Adelaide 1866-1890 (subsp. Hydropsalis climacocerca, Micropygia).
● Sir Robert Hermann Schomburgk (1804-1865) German/British explorer in Guiana 1840-1844, Consul to San Domingo 1848, Consul to Thailand 1857-1864  (syn. Chrysococcyx maculatus, syn. Lanius schach longicaudatus).

Ocellated Crake (chapmani)
SCI Name: Micropygia schomburgkii chapmani
chapmani
Frank Michler Chapman (1864-1945) US ornithologist, Curator of Ornithology AMNH 1908-1942, collector (CalidrisChaetura, subsp. Chordeiles minor, subsp. Conopophaga castaneiceps, syn. Crax rubra, subsp. Formicivora rufa, syn. Gallinago jamesoni, syn. Hemispingus melanotis piurae, subsp. Hydrobates leucorhous, subsp. Mecocerculus leucophrys, subsp. Micropygia schomburgkii, subsp. Myiodynastes maculatus, subsp. Myiothlypis coronata, syn. Odontophorus gujanensis marmoratus, syn. Pachyramphus polychopterus dorsalis, subsp. Patagioenas plumbea, syn. Petrochelidon rufocollaris aequatorialis,  Pogonotriccus, subsp. Pulsatrix perspicillata, subsp. Pyrrhura melanura, subsp. Schistes geoffroyi, subsp. Sicalis luteola, syn. Synallaxis brachyura nigrofumosa).