Point-tailed Palmcreeper / Berlepschia rikeri

Point-tailed Palmcreeper / Berlepschia rikeri

Point-tailed Palmcreeper

SCI Name:  Berlepschia rikeri
Protonym:  Picolaptes rikeri Proc.U.S.Natl.Mus. 9 p.523
Category:  Passeriformes / Furnariidae /
Taxonomy Code:  potpal1
Type Locality:  Diamantina, near Santarem, Brazil.
Publish Year:  1887
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(Furnariidae; Point-tailed Palmcreeper B. rikeri) Hans Hermann Carl Ludwig Graf von Berlepsch (1850-1915) German ornithologist, collector specialising in the Neotropical avifauna; "Berlepschia, gen. nov.   GENERIC CHARACTERS.—Most like Pseudocolaptes, REICHENBACH, but with the wing more pointed (first quill longer than fifth instead of shorter than tenth), feet much weaker (tarsus not longer than bill from frontal feathers), tail-feathers narrower and more pointed at tips, and coloration very different (type species with lower parts streaked and spotted with black and white, top of head and hind-neck black streaked with white, back scapulars, greater portion of wings, rump, upper tail-coverts, and tail plain cinnamon-rufous or rusty).    Type, Picolaptes rikeri RIDGW.   The type species of this new genus was at first referred to Picolaptes, but Count von Berlepsch, to whom its was sent for examination, has kindly pointed out its radical differences from that genus and its relationship to Pseudocolaptes, facts which are at once obvious when the proper comparison is made.  In selecting a name for this new genus, I can think of none more fitting than that given at the head of this article as a slight recognition of Count von Berlepsch's eminent services in the careful elucidation of Neotropical ornithology." (Ridgway 1887); "Berlepschia RIDGWAY, Proc. U. S. Nat. Mus., 10, p. 151, July 1887—type [by original designation] Picolaptes rikeri RIDGWAY." (Hellmayr, 1925, Cat. Birds Americas, Pt. IV, p. 181).
• (Tityridae; syn. Pachyramphus Green-backed Becard P. viridis) "Berlepschia chrysoblephara W. Bertoni (gen. nov.)  (Jénero dedicado al célebre naturalista alemán, Conde de Berlepsch; n. especif., del griego chrysos, oro, y blepharon, párpado: que tiene los párpados de oro)" (Bertoni 1901); "Berlepschia (not of RIDGWAY, 1887) BERTONI, Anal. Cient. Parag., Ser. I, No. 1, p. 114, 1901—type by monotypy Berlepschia chrysoblephara BERTONI = Tityra viridis VIEILLOT." (Hellmayr, 1929, Cat. Birds Americas, Pt. VI, p. 164).

Clarence Bayley Riker (1863-1947) US pharmaceutical magnate, ornithologist, explorer, collector in Brazil 1884-1887 (Berlepschia, subsp. Monasa morphoeus).