Parker’s Antbird / Cercomacroides parkeri

Parker\'s Antbird / Cercomacroides parkeri

Parker's Antbird

SCI Name:  Cercomacroides parkeri
Protonym:  Cercomacra parkeri Orn.Monogr. 48 p.21-35
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Thamnophilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  parant2
Type Locality:  
Publish Year:  1997
IUCN Status:  


(Thamnophilidae; Ϯ Dusky Antbird C. tyrannina) Genus Cercomacra P. Sclater, 1858, antbird; Gr. -οιδης -oidēs  resembling; "Because the group of species referred to as the 'tyrannina' clade does not have an available name, we erect a new genus that recognizes the monophyly and distinct nature of this group.   CERCOMACROIDES J. G. TELLO & M. A. RAPOSO, GEN. NOV.  Type species: Cercomacroides tyrannina (Sclater, 1855), comb. nov., Dusky Antbird (= Cercomacra tyrannina [Sclater], 1855)  ...  Cercomacroides can be distinguished from Cercomacra by the lack of conspicuous white tips on the rectrices of both sexes; by the predominantly warm buff-brown or orange buff plumage in females; by the whistling loudsongs and non-synchronized vocal duets; and by building deep pouch-shaped nests with oblique entrances.  Etymology: The Latin suffix -oides, taken from ancient Greek 'eidos' means 'having the likeness of'. Our choice of the name Cercomacroides is an allusion to the great shape and plumage similarity among the species of Cercomacroides and those of the genus Cercomacra, probably as a result of convergence" (Tello et al. 2014); "Cercomacroides Tello and Raposo in Tello, Raposo, Bates, Bravo, Cadena, and Maldonado-Coelho, 2014, Zool. Journal Linnean Soc., 170 (3), p. 555.  Type, by original designation, Cercomacra tyrannina P. Sclater, 1855." (JAJ 2020).

● Shane Alwyne Parker (1943-1992) English ornithologist, emigrated to Australia 1967, Curator of Birds at South Australian Mus. 1976-1991, collector, marine zoologist (subsp. Acanthagenys rufogularis, subsp. Barnardius zonarius, subsp. Hylacola pyrrhopygia).
● Theodore 'Ted' Albert Parker III (1953-1993) US field ornithologist with an unparalleled knowledge of Neotropical birds, tragically killed in an air-crash (Cercomacroides, Glaucidium, Herpsilochmus, subsp. Metallura theresiae, subsp. Phainoptila melanoxantha, Phylloscartes, Scytalopus, subsp. Thamnophilus stictocephalus).
● Prof. Thomas Jeffery Parker (1850-1897) English biologist, university administrator, resident in New Zealand 1880-1897 (‡syn. Euryapteryx geranoides, ‡syn. Porphyrio mantelli).