Rufous-sided Honeyeater / Ptiloprora erythropleura

Rufous-sided Honeyeater / Ptiloprora erythropleura

Rufous-sided Honeyeater

SCI Name:  Ptiloprora erythropleura
Protonym:  Ptilotis erythropleura Ann.Mus.Civ.Stor.Nat.Genova 7(1875) p.949
Category:  Passeriformes / Meliphagidae /
Taxonomy Code:  rushon1
Type Locality:  Arfak Mountains, Vogelkop Peninsula, northwestern New Guinea.
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Publish Year:  1876
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

PTILOPRORA
(Meliphagidae; Ϯ Rufous-backed Honeyeater P. guisei) Gr. πτιλον ptilon  feather; πρωρα prōra  ship’s prow; “55. Ptilotis? guisei, n. s.  ...  Allied to P. erythropleura, Salvad.  The feathered face, rounded tail, and want of a specialized ear-tuft should be sufficient to separate these two species from Ptilotis; a subgenus, Ptiloprora, limited by these characters, might be made for them” (DeVis 1894); "Ptiloprora De Vis, 1894, Ann. Rept. British New Guinea, 1893-94, p. 103. Type, by present designation, Ptilotis guisei De Vis....  1 No proper type selection has been made. It is usually stated that the type designation is based on monotypy, but De Vis placed both guisei and erythropleura in Ptiloprora, without choosing a generic type." (Salomonsen in Peters 1967, XII, 412).

erythropleura / erythropleurus
Gr. ερυθρος eruthros  red; πλευρα pleura  rib, side, flank.

SUBSPECIES

Rufous-sided Honeyeater (erythropleura)
SCI Name: Ptiloprora erythropleura erythropleura
erythropleura / erythropleurus
Gr. ερυθρος eruthros  red; πλευρα pleura  rib, side, flank.

Rufous-sided Honeyeater (dammermani)
SCI Name: Ptiloprora erythropleura dammermani
dammermani
Dr Karel Willem Dammerman (1885-1951) Dutch zoologist, botanist, collector in Java 1910-1939 (subsp. Aerodramus fuciphagus, Myzomela, syn. Pericrocotus miniatus, subsp. Psittacula alexandri, subsp. Ptiloprora erythropleura).