Roraiman Barbtail / Roraimia adusta

Roraiman Barbtail / Roraimia adusta

Roraiman Barbtail

SCI Name:  Roraimia adusta
Protonym:  Synallaxis adusta Ibis p.450
Category:  Passeriformes / Furnariidae /
Taxonomy Code:  rorbar1
Type Locality:  Mt. Roraima, 6000 feet, ''British Guiana.
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Publish Year:  1884
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

RORAIMIA
(Furnariidae; Ϯ Roraiman Barbtail R. adusta) Mt. Roraima or Cerro Roraima, British Guiana (= Guyana)/Venezuela; "RORAIMIA, new genus   ...   Roraimia adusta, the single species belonging to this genus, has hitherto remained in the genus Synallaxis in which it was placed by its original describers, but its possession of twelve, instead of ten, rectrices shows that in this respect it is nearer to Cranioleuca. It differs, however, from that genus, as well as from Synallaxis, in its strongly developed claws and particularly long hind toe. In the latter character, as well as in the shape of the rectrices and certain color characters, it agrees with Premnoplex and Margarornis and while not typical of this group is apparently to be placed in it rather than with the Synallaxinæ.   ...  we cannot speak with certainty of its exact relationships and hence cannot even speculate on its origin as a member of the Roraima-Duida fauna" (Chapman 1929).

adusta
L. adustus  burnt  < adurere  to set fire to.
● ex “Ondulé” or “Gobe Mouche Ondulé” of Levaillant 1805, pl. 156  < French ondulé  undulating, wavy (Muscicapa).

SUBSPECIES

Roraiman Barbtail (obscurodorsalis)
SCI Name: Roraimia adusta obscurodorsalis
obscurodorsalis
L. obscurus  dark, dusky; dorsalis (properly dorsualis)  dorsal, of the back  < dorsum  back.

Roraiman Barbtail (duidae)
SCI Name: Roraimia adusta duidae
duidae
Cerro Duida, Amazonas, Venezuela.

Roraiman Barbtail (adusta)
SCI Name: Roraimia adusta adusta
adusta
L. adustus  burnt  < adurere  to set fire to.
● ex “Ondulé” or “Gobe Mouche Ondulé” of Levaillant 1805, pl. 156  < French ondulé  undulating, wavy (Muscicapa).