Przevalski’s Pinktail / Urocynchramus pylzowi

Przevalski\'s Pinktail / Urocynchramus pylzowi

Przevalski's Pinktail

SCI Name:  Urocynchramus pylzowi
Protonym:  Urocynchramus pylzowi Mongol.StranaTangut. 2 p.99 pl.15
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Urocynchramidae /
Taxonomy Code:  przros1
Type Locality:  sources of Tatung River, Nan Shan, northeastern Tsinghai [reference not verified] .
Publish Year:  1876
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(Urocynchramidae; Ϯ Przhevalsky’s Rosefinch U. pylzowi) Gr. ουρα oura  tail (i.e. long-tailed); genus Cynchramus Brisson 1760, bunting; "Urocynchramus, nov. gen.  Rostrum Emberizae, cauda Uragi  ...  173. Urocynchramus Pylzowi, nov. sp.  ...  cauda longa, gradata; rectricibus externis roseis, apice albo limbatis, quatuor mediis brunneis, fulvescente marginatis" (Przhevalsky 1876) (OD per Björn Bergenholtz); "Urocynchramus Przewalski, 1876, Mongol i Strana Tangut., 2, p. 99, pl. 15. Type, by monotypy, Urocynchramus Pylzowi Przewalski" (Paynter in Peters 1968, XIV, 266). The long-tailed Przhevalsky’s Rosefinch or Pink-tailed Bunting was formerly considered a bunting Emberizidae or a carpodacine rosefinch Fringillidae, but is now thought to be more closely related to the weavers Ploceidae and the waxbills Estrildidae.

Lt. Mikhail Aleksandrovich Pyl'tsof or Pyl'zov (?1848-1898) Russian Army, explorer in Central Asia (Urocynchramus).