Reichenow’s Woodpecker / Campethera scriptoricauda

Reichenow\'s Woodpecker / Campethera scriptoricauda

Reichenow's Woodpecker

SCI Name:  Campethera scriptoricauda
Protonym:  Dendromus scriptoricauda Orn.Monatsb. 4 p.131
Taxonomy:  Piciformes / Picidae /
Taxonomy Code:  reiwoo1
Type Locality:  No locality, the type in the Berlin Museum is from Bumi, Tanganyika, Territory.
Publish Year:  1896
IUCN Status:  


(Picidae; Ϯ Little Green Woodpecker C. maculosa) Gr. καμπη kampē  caterpillar; -θηρας -thēras  hunter  < θηραω thēraō  to hunt  < θηρ thēr, θηρος thēros  beast, animal; "CAMPETHERA, G. R. Gray (1841).  Dendromus a, Swains.  Picus, Swains.  C. brachyrhyncha, (Swains.) G. R. Gray.   ...   a Used in Mammalogy." (G. Gray 1841); "Campethera G. Gray, 1841, List Genera Birds, 2nd ed., p. 70.  New name for Dendromus Swainson, 1837, preoccupied by Dendromus A. Smith, 1829 (Mammalia)." (JAJ 2021).
Var. Campetherus, Campothera.
Synon. Chrysopicos, Chrysoptilopicus, Cnipotheres, Dendromus, Ipagrus, Notopicus, Pardipicus, Stictocraugus, Stictopicus.

L. scriptorius  writing  < scriptor, scriptoris  scribe  < scribere  to write; cauda  tail.