Olive-green Tanager / Orthogonys chloricterus

Olive-green Tanager / Orthogonys chloricterus

Olive-green Tanager

SCI Name:  Orthogonys chloricterus
Protonym:  Tachyphonus chloricterus Nouv.Dict.Hist.Nat. 32 p.360
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Mitrospingidae /
Taxonomy Code:  olgtan1
Type Locality:  Bresil [= vicinity of Rio de Janeiro, fide Hellmayr, 1936, Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Publ., Zool. Ser., 13, pt. 9, p. 296].
Publish Year:  1819
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(Mitrospingidae; Ϯ Olive-green Tanager O. chloricterus) Gr. ορθος orthos  straight; Mod. L. gonys  lower mandible, gonys  < Gr. γωνια gōnia  angle; "ORTHOGONYS, Strickl.  (ορθος, rectus, γωνυς, gonys.)   Rostrum elongatum, compressiusculum, culmine obtuse carinato, a basi ad apicem curvato, commissura satis decurvata, tomiis paulo inflexis, maxilla vix emarginata, gonyde rectissima, nec ascendente. Nares ovatæ subbasales, pilis raris frontalibus tectæ. Alæ mediocres, remigibus 2, 3, 4, subæqualibus, 1paulo breviore. Cauda mediocris, rotundata. Tarsi subbreves, acrotarsiis scutellatis, paratarsiis integris; digiti mediocres, externus internum paulo superans, ungues satis curvati, acuti.   The general habit of this bird suggests the idea of a Tanagrine form, but it is distinguished from all the genera which I know by its elongate beak, much curved culmen, and perfectly straight gonys. The beak is somewhat like that of Lamprotes, but is not so high and compressed.   ORTHOGONYS VIRIDIS (Spix). Tanagra viridis, Spix, Av. Braz., pl. 48. f. 2." (Strickland 1844); "Orthogonys Strickland, 1844, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., 13, p. 421. Type, by original designation, Tanagra viridis Spix = Tachyphonus chloricterus Vieillot." (Storer in Peters 1970, XIII, 283).
Var. Ortocorys.

Gr. χλωρος khlōros green; ικτερος ikteros jaundice-yellow.