Rondonia Bushbird / Clytoctantes atrogularis

Rondonia Bushbird / Clytoctantes atrogularis

Rondonia Bushbird

SCI Name:  Clytoctantes atrogularis
Protonym:  Clytoctantes atrogularis WilsonBull. 102(1990) p.571-580,front.
Category:  Passeriformes / Thamnophilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  ronbus1
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Publish Year:  1991
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DEFINITIONS

CLYTOCTANTES
(Thamnophilidae; Ϯ Recurve-billed Bushbird C. alixii) Gr. κλυτος klutos  renowned, noble  < κλεω kleō  to celebrate; κταντης ktantēs  murderer (i.e. shrike)  < κτεινω kteinō  to murder (cf. genus Neoctantes P. Sclater, 1869, bushbird); "CLYTOCTANTES ALIXII, sp. et gen. nov. (Plate XX.)   Clytoctantes genus novum Thamnophilinarum; rostrum magnum, compressum, subrecurvatum; culmen rectum, apex non incurvus; gonys recurvus, fortiter ascendens; remiges quartus, quintus, sextus et septimus fere æquales et longissimi; pedes graciles, ungues longiores quam in genere Neoctantes.   ...   This extraordinary form of Formicariidae is apparently an exaggeration of Mr. Sclater's genus Neoctantes, to which it seems to be nearly allied. In many respects resembling the members of the genus Thamnophilus, it yet differs greatly from them in the form of the bill, and shape and size of the feet and claws. In appearance it resembles Neoctantes niger, but is more of a plumbeous colour than that species; and the bill is larger, straighter upon the culmen, and the under mandible more decidedly and abruptly curved upward. The feet are larger, and the claws much longer and more curved.  I have named the species after Dr. Alix, of Paris, well known for various scientific publications." (Elliot 1870); "Clytoctantes Elliot, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1870, p. 242, pl. 20. Type, by monotypy, Clytoctantes alixii Elliot." (Peters, 1951, VII, p. 180).

atrogularis
L. ater  black; Mod. L. gularis throated  < L. gula  throat.
● ex “Coliou Rayé à Gorge Noire” of Levaillant 1808, pl. 259 (syn. Colius striatus nigricollis).
● ex “Vanneau armé de Goa” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, and Parra goensis J. Gmelin, 1789 (syn. Vanellus indicus).