Rufous-naped Bellbird / Aleadryas rufinucha

Rufous-naped Bellbird / Aleadryas rufinucha

Rufous-naped Bellbird

SCI Name:  Aleadryas rufinucha
Protonym:  Pachycephala rufinucha Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1873) (1873), Pt3 p.692
Category:  Passeriformes / Oreoicidae /
Taxonomy Code:  runwhi1
Type Locality:  Hatam, Arfak Mountains.
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Publish Year:  1874
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DEFINITIONS

ALEADRYAS
(Oreoicidae; Ϯ Rufous-naped Bellbird A. rufinucha) Gr. αλεα alea  heat of the sun (in allusion to the sun-burnt nape); δρυας druas, δρυαδος druados  dryad, woodnymph  < δρυς drus, δρυος druos  tree; "ALEADRYAS gen. nov.  Type, rufinucha Sclater 1874 (Pachycephala).  ...  The REDNAPED ROBIN-WHISTLER (Aleadryas rufinucha) is one of the most interesting of the Pachycephaloid forms as it definitely appears to be very aberrant, if it be a "Pachycephala" at all. It recalls some of the Shrike-Thrushes, or better still the Shrike-Robins, and must be transferred to one or the other at some later date. Scarcely any worker has considered it as an ordinary Whistler, but no one has found a place for it. The generic name Aleadryas is provided with rufinucha as type, as it differs from "Pachycephala" in the formation of its bill, which recalls that of a Colluricincla or Heteromyias: the nasal and rictal bristles are very notable; the coloration is distinctive and the legs are long and strong" (Iredale 1956); "Aleadryas Iredale, 1956. Birds New Guinea 2: 106.  Type, by monotypy, Pachycephala rufinucha P. L. Sclater." (Beehler and Pratt, 2016, Birds New Guinea, p. 381).

rufinucha
L. rufus  rufous; Med. L. nuchus  nape  < Arabic nukhā'  spinal marrow.

SUBSPECIES

Rufous-naped Bellbird (rufinucha)
SCI Name: Aleadryas rufinucha rufinucha
rufinucha
L. rufus  rufous; Med. L. nuchus  nape  < Arabic nukhā'  spinal marrow.

Rufous-naped Bellbird (niveifrons)
SCI Name: Aleadryas rufinucha niveifrons
niveifrons
L. niveus  snow-white  < nix, nivis  snow; frons, frontis  forehead, brow.

Rufous-naped Bellbird (lochmia)
SCI Name: Aleadryas rufinucha lochmia
lochmia
Gr. λοχμαιος lokhmaios  thicket-dwelling (an epithet of the Nightingale)  < λοχμη lokhmē  thicket.

Rufous-naped Bellbird (gamblei)
SCI Name: Aleadryas rufinucha gamblei
gamblei
Robert Gamble (fl. 1897) collector in New Guinea (subsp. Aleadryas rufinucha).