Patagonian Canastero / Pseudasthenes patagonica

Patagonian Canastero / Pseudasthenes patagonica

Patagonian Canastero

SCI Name:  Pseudasthenes patagonica
Protonym:  Synallaxis patagonica Voy.Am.merid. Ois. livr.45 p.249
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Furnariidae /
Taxonomy Code:  patcan2
Type Locality:  Rio Negro, Patagonia.
Publish Year:  1839
IUCN Status:  


(Furnariidae; Ϯ Patagonian Canastero P. patagonica) Gr. ψευδος pseudos  false; genus Asthenes Reichenbach, 1853, canastero; "Pseudasthenes, genus nov.  Type species. Synallaxis patagonica d'Orbigny, 1839.  ...  Etymology. The generic name, from the Greek pseudo (false) and asthenes (insignificant, strengthless), denotes the outward resemblance of species of this genus to species of Asthenes but highlights the fact that they are not closely related. The name is feminine in gender" (Derryberry et al. 2010).

patagonica / patagonicus
Patagonia, Argentina. When Magellan wintered on the coast of Patagonia in 1520 he traded with Amerindians, probably the Tehuelche who wore animal skins on their feet, whom he called Patagones big-footed, the name gradually attaching itself to the area.
● Antarctic Sea = South Georgia; ex “Patagonian Pinguin” of Pennant 1768 (Aptenodytes).
● Tierra del Fuego; ex “Patagonian Warbler” of Latham 1783 (Cinclodes).