Orange-breasted Myzomela / Myzomela jugularis

Orange-breasted Myzomela / Myzomela jugularis

Orange-breasted Myzomela

SCI Name:  Myzomela jugularis
Protonym:  Myzomela jugularis U.S.Expl.Exped. 8 p.150
Category:  Passeriformes / Meliphagidae /
Taxonomy Code:  orbmyz1
Type Locality:  Vanua Levu Island, Fiji Islands.
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Publish Year:  1848
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DEFINITIONS

MYZOMELA
(Meliphagidae; Ϯ Scarlet Myzomela M. sanguinolenta) Gr. μυζαω muzaō  to suck; μελι meli  honey; "This section forms an interesting subdivision of the present group [Meliphagidae], as marking the passage to the Cinnyridæ ...  this type of form may be generically characterized as follows, the Mel. cardinalis being the normal species.  Genus. MYZOMELA.  Rostrum breve, gracile; culmine arcuato, ad basin subcultrato; naribus longitudinalibus, linearibus, perangustis, membrana supra tectis, rostri tertiam partem longitudine æquantibus.  Lingua, alæ, pedesque iidem fere ut in Meliphagis veris.  Cauda subbrevis, æqualis" (Vigors & Horsfield 1827); "Myzomela Vigors and Horsfield, 1827, Trans. Linn. Soc. London, 15, p. 318 [=316]. Type, by original designation, Meliphaga cardinalis Vigors and Horsfield = Certhia sanguinolenta Latham." (Salomonsen in Peters 1967, XII, 350).
Var. Mysomela.
Synon. Cosmeteira, Melomyza.    

jugularis
Med. L. jugularis  of the throat, -throated  < L. iugulum  throat.
● ex “Petit Perruche à gorge jaune d’Amérique” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 190, fig. 1 (Brotogeris).
● ex “Petit Grimpereau des Philippines” of Brisson 1760 (Cinnyris).
● ex “Red-breasted Humming Bird” of Edwards 1751, and “Polytmus cayanensis violaceus” of Brisson 1760 (Eulampis).
● ex “Merle à gorge noire de Saint-Domingue” (= ☼) of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 559, and de Buffon 1770-1783 (syn. Icterus dominicensis).