Plumbeous Hawk / Cryptoleucopteryx plumbea

Plumbeous Hawk / Cryptoleucopteryx plumbea

Plumbeous Hawk

SCI Name:  Cryptoleucopteryx plumbea
Protonym:  Leucopternis plumbea Ibis p.240 pl.8
Taxonomy:  Accipitriformes / Accipitridae /
Taxonomy Code:  pluhaw
Type Locality:  Ecuador.
Publish Year:  1872
IUCN Status:  


(Accipitridae; Plumbeous Hawk C. plumbea) Gr. κρυπτος kruptos  hidden; λευκος leukos  white; πτερυξ pterux, πτερυγος pterugos  wing; "Cryptoleucopteryx gen. nov.  Type species: Leucopternis plumbea Salvin, 1872.   Diagnosis: Cryptoleucopteryx plumbea is distinguished from all other buteonine hawks by the combination of an overall dark gray plumage, black tail with a single white medial band, and white underwings coverts.   Included taxon: Cryptoleucopteryx plumbea (Salvin, 1872) gen. nov., comb. nov.   Etymology: From the Greek crypto, meaning hidden, leuco meaning white, and pteryx, meaning a wing.  Gender feminine." (Amaral et al. 2009); "Cryptoleucopteryx Amaral, Sheldon, Gamauf, Haring, Riesing, Silveira and Wajntal, 2009, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 53 (3), p. 713.  Type, by oroginal designation and monotypy, Leucopternis plumbea Salvin, 1872." (JAJ 2020).

L. plumbeus  leaden, plumbeous, lead-coloured  < plumbum  lead.
● ex “Garza Aplomada” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 347 (syn. Ardea cocoi).
● ex “Spotted-tailed Hobby” of Latham 1781 (Ictinia).
● ex “Todus supra ex plumbeo canus ...” of Pallas 1769, and “Plumbeous Tody” of Latham 1782 (Polioptila).
● ex “Plumbeous Warbler” of Latham 1787 (unident.).