Ocellated Poorwill / Nyctiphrynus ocellatus

Ocellated Poorwill / Nyctiphrynus ocellatus

Ocellated Poorwill

SCI Name:  Nyctiphrynus ocellatus
Protonym:  Caprimulgus ocellatus Arch.Naturgesch. 10 p.268
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Caprimulgidae /
Taxonomy Code:  ocepoo1
Type Locality:  Peru.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1844
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

NYCTIPHRYNUS
(Caprimulgidae; Ϯ Ocellated Poorwill N. ocellatus) Gr. νυκτι- nukti-  night-, nocturnal  < νυξ nux, νυκτος nuktos  night; φρυνη phrunē, φρυνης phrunēs  toad; "11. Nyctiphrynus, Bp.   41. ocellatus, Tschudi. (brasilianus? Wied nec L.)   42. nuttalli, Audub. (brasilianus? Lawr.)   43. guianensis, Gm." (Bonaparte 1857); "Nyctiphrynus Bonaparte, Riv. Contemp., 9, 1857, p. 215. Type, by subsequent designation, Caprimulgus ocellatus Tschudi. (Oberholser, Bull. U. S. Nat. Mus., no. 86, 1914, p. 8, note 5.)" (Peters 1940, IV, 195).
Synon. Otophanes, Ptilonycterus.

ocellata / ocellatum / ocellatus
L. ocellatus  ocellated, marked with eyelets < ocellus  eyelet  < dim. oculus  eye.
● ex “Capocier” or “Capolier” of Levaillant 1801-1804, pl. 130, fig. 1 (syn. Prinia maculosa).
● ex “Caille de l’Isle de Luçon” of Sonnerat 1776 (Turnix).

SUBSPECIES

Ocellated Poorwill (lautus)
SCI Name: Nyctiphrynus ocellatus lautus
lautus
L. lautus  elegant, neat, splendid  < lavare  to wash.

Ocellated Poorwill (ocellatus)
SCI Name: Nyctiphrynus ocellatus ocellatus
ocellata / ocellatum / ocellatus
L. ocellatus  ocellated, marked with eyelets < ocellus  eyelet  < dim. oculus  eye.
● ex “Capocier” or “Capolier” of Levaillant 1801-1804, pl. 130, fig. 1 (syn. Prinia maculosa).
● ex “Caille de l’Isle de Luçon” of Sonnerat 1776 (Turnix).