Pale-eyed Pygmy-Tyrant / Atalotriccus pilaris

Pale-eyed Pygmy-Tyrant / Atalotriccus pilaris

Pale-eyed Pygmy-Tyrant

SCI Name:  Atalotriccus pilaris
Protonym:  C[olopterus] pilaris Arch.Naturgesch. 13 p.253 pl.5 fig.4
Category:  Passeriformes / Tyrannidae /
Taxonomy Code:  peptyr1
Type Locality:  environs of Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1847
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

ATALOTRICCUS
(Tyrannidae; Ϯ Pale-eyed Pygmy Tyrant A. pilaris) Gr. αταλος atalos  delicate, tender; τρικκος trikkos  unidentified small bird. In ornithology triccus signifies tyrant flycatcher; "Atalotriccus gen. nov.  (Tyrannidæ.)   Similar to Colopteryx Ridgway (ex Colopterus Cabanis, preoccupied), but head without crest, four, instead of three, outer primaries greatly reduced in size (the reduction excessive and the feathers very narrow and acuminate instead of normal in form), and bill much narrower.   Type, Colopterus pilaris Cabanis = Atalotriccus pilaris.   (Aταλος, tender, delicate; τρικκος, a small bird.)" (Ridgway 1905); "Atalotriccus RIDGWAY, Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash., 18, p. 208, 1905—type by orig. desig. Colopterus pilaris CABANIS." (Hellmayr, 1927, Cat. Birds Americas, Pt. V, p. 335). 

pilaris
● L. pilaris  hairless (i.e. crestless)  <  pilare  to deprive of hair  < pilus  hair; "Diese der vorhergehenden [Colopterus cristatus = Colopteryx galeatus] sehr ähnliche Art unterscheidet sich besonders durch den Mangel eines deutlichen Schopfes" (Cabanis 1847) (Atalotriccus).
● Mod. L. pilaris  thrush; a confused coining from L. pilus  hair, mistaking Gr. τριχας trikhas  type of thrush, for θριξ thrix, τριχος trikhos  hair (cf. pilaris  of the ball  < pila  ball); "95. TURDUS.  ...  pilaris.  2. T. rectricibus nigris: extimis margine interiore apice albicantibus, capite uropygioque cano. Fn. svec. 188.  Turdus pilaris. Gesn. av. 753. Aldr. orn. l. 16. c. 3. Will. orn. 138. t. 37. Raj. av. 64. n. 3. Alb. av. I. p. 34. t. 36. Frisch. av. . . t. 26. f. 1. 2. Olin. av. 25.  Habitat in Europa.  Romani in ornithone maxima diligentia alebant Turdos, altiles reddebant, care pendebant, teste Varrone, PlutarchoNil melius Turdo, nil vulva pulchrius ampla. Horat." (Linnaeus 1758) (Turdus).

SUBSPECIES

Pale-eyed Pygmy-Tyrant (wilcoxi)
SCI Name: Atalotriccus pilaris wilcoxi
wilcoxi
A. L. Wilcox (fl. 1928) US businessman, President of United Fruit Co., Panama 1924-1928 (subsp. Atalotriccus pilaris).

Pale-eyed Pygmy-Tyrant (pilaris)
SCI Name: Atalotriccus pilaris pilaris
pilaris
● L. pilaris  hairless (i.e. crestless)  <  pilare  to deprive of hair  < pilus  hair; "Diese der vorhergehenden [Colopterus cristatus = Colopteryx galeatus] sehr ähnliche Art unterscheidet sich besonders durch den Mangel eines deutlichen Schopfes" (Cabanis 1847) (Atalotriccus).
● Mod. L. pilaris  thrush; a confused coining from L. pilus  hair, mistaking Gr. τριχας trikhas  type of thrush, for θριξ thrix, τριχος trikhos  hair (cf. pilaris  of the ball  < pila  ball); "95. TURDUS.  ...  pilaris.  2. T. rectricibus nigris: extimis margine interiore apice albicantibus, capite uropygioque cano. Fn. svec. 188.  Turdus pilaris. Gesn. av. 753. Aldr. orn. l. 16. c. 3. Will. orn. 138. t. 37. Raj. av. 64. n. 3. Alb. av. I. p. 34. t. 36. Frisch. av. . . t. 26. f. 1. 2. Olin. av. 25.  Habitat in Europa.  Romani in ornithone maxima diligentia alebant Turdos, altiles reddebant, care pendebant, teste Varrone, PlutarchoNil melius Turdo, nil vulva pulchrius ampla. Horat." (Linnaeus 1758) (Turdus).

Pale-eyed Pygmy-Tyrant (venezuelensis)
SCI Name: Atalotriccus pilaris venezuelensis
venezuelae / venezuelana / venezuelanus / venezuelense / venezuelensis
Venezuela (Italian Venezuola, a diminutive of Venezia Venice, alluding to native houses on stilts in the waters of Lake Maracaibo).

Pale-eyed Pygmy-Tyrant (griseiceps)
SCI Name: Atalotriccus pilaris griseiceps
griseiceps
Med. L. griseum  grey; L. -ceps  -headed  < caput, capitis  head.