Puna Thistletail / Asthenes helleri

Puna Thistletail / Asthenes helleri

Puna Thistletail

SCI Name:  Asthenes helleri
Protonym:  Schizoeaca helleri Am.Mus.Novit. no.86 p.10
Category:  Passeriformes / Furnariidae /
Taxonomy Code:  punthi1
Type Locality:  Cedrobamba, 12,000 feet, Peru.
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Publish Year:  1923
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DEFINITIONS

ASTHENES
(Furnariidae; Ϯ Sharp-billed Canastero A. pyrrholeuca sordida) Gr. ασθενης asthenēs  insignificant (an epithet of the bird βουδυτης boudutēs, now associated with the Yellow Wagtail, but formerly variously identified)  < negative prefix α- a- ; σθενος sthenos  power; "LXXXVII. Asthenes RCHB. Nat. Syst. d. Vögel t. suppl. — Schnabel vollkommen gerade und spitz, Schwanzfedern gesteigert, verschmälert und abgerundet. Kleid einfarbig ungefleckt. — Den Drosselrohrsänger, Junco arundinaceus, hier deutlich repräsentirend.    374. A. sordida (Synall. — LESS. Rev. 1839. 105.) RCHB. t. DXX. 3606.   ...   375. A. brunnea (Synall. — GOULD Beagle 78.6.) RCHB.   ...   376. A. striaticollis (Anumbius — D'ORBG. LAFR. syn. Voy. p. 255.) RCHB.   ...   377. A. rubra (Anumbius ruber D'ORBG. LAFR.) RCHB.   ...   378. A. aradoides (Anabates — LAFR. Mag. Zool. 1832. t. 8.) RCHB. t. DXXVII. 2642." (Reichenbach 1853); "Asthenes Reichenbach, Handb. spec. Orn., cont. x, 1853, Scansoriae A. Sittinae, p. 146, 168. Type, by subsequent designation, Synallaxis sordida Lesson (G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 27)." (Peters, 1951, VII, p. 103).
Var. Astheres.
Synon. Eusiptornoides, Oreophylax, Pseudosiptornis, Schizoeaca, Siptornoides.

helleri
Edmund Heller (1875-1939) US naturalist, collector in Galápagos Is., Central America, Amazonia, tropical Africa, China and Tibet, Assistant Curator of Mammals Field Mus. of Natural History 1926-1928, Director Milwaukee Zoo 1928-1935 (Asthenes, syn. Megascops napensis, subsp. Pogonocichla stellata, subsp. Pternistis hildebrandti, subsp. Troglodytes pacificusTurdus).