Poo-uli / Melamprosops phaeosoma

Poo-uli / Melamprosops phaeosoma


SCI Name:  Melamprosops phaeosoma
Protonym:  Melamprosops phaeosoma BishopMus.Occ.Pap. no.12 p.219
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Fringillidae /
Taxonomy Code:  poouli
Type Locality:  
Publish Year:  1974
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‡ (Fringillidae; Ϯ Poo-uli M. phaeosoma) Gr. μελαμ- melam-   black   < μελας melas, μελανος melanos  black; προσωπος prosōpos  face; "Melamprosops: Casy & Jacobi, gen. nov.  Etymology: The generic name is derived from Greek roots, meaning "black forehead." It is of masculine gender  ... Melamprosops phaeosoma: Casey & Jacobi, sp. nov.  Etymology: The species name is derived from Greek roots meaning "brown body."  The species apparently was not known to the ancient Hawaiians. Mrs. Mary Kawena Pukui, a leading authority on the Hawaiian language, suggested the common name of po'o uli, meaning "black-faced" in Hawaiian." (Casey & Jacobi 1974).

Gr. φαιος phaios  brown; σωμα sōma, σωματος sōmatos  body (see Melamprosops).