Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo / Neomorphus geoffroyi

Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo / Neomorphus geoffroyi

Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo

SCI Name:  Neomorphus geoffroyi
Protonym:  Coccyzus geoffroyi Pl.Col. livr.2 pl.7
Category:  Cuculiformes / Cuculidae /
Taxonomy Code:  rvgcuc1
Type Locality:  No locality; Bahia suggested as type locality by Hellmayr, Nov. Zool., 12, 1905, p. 298; since the original description and plate do not agree with Bahia specimens, I designate the vicinity of the city of Para, Brazil, as type locality.
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Publish Year:  1820
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DEFINITIONS

NEOMORPHUS
(Cuculidae; Ϯ Rufous-vented Ground Cuckoo N. geoffroyi) Gr. νεος neos  new, strange; μορφη morphē  appearance, sort; "Eine neue Gattung scheint nothwendig für den höchst sonderbaren Coccyzus Geoffroyi erfordert zu werden, der von den übrigen Coccyzon-Arten so sehr abweicht und dessen Abweichungen von den letztern solche Theile betressen, deren Eigenthümlichkeit auch ohne Zweifel eine eigenthümliche Lebensart bedingte. — Er hat die Stellung der Zehen wie ein eigentlicher Klettervogel (2,2), aber — hohe stämmige Beine, die Stelzenfüßen ähnlich sehen, einen sehr langen Schwanz und ganz kurze Flügel von einem so besondern Baue und so gerundet wie bei den meisten Hühnervögeln. Er könnte dieser ungewöhnlichen Form-Verhaltnisse wegen Neomorphus heißen. Dieser Name soll jedoch ausgehoben seyn, sobald jemand einen entschieden bessern macht. Mir hat es nicht gelingen wollen, einen bezeichnendern zu ersinnen." (Gloger 1827); "Neomorphus Gloger, Froriep's Notizen, 16, 1827, col. 278, note. Type, by original designation and monotypy, Coccyzus geoffroyi Temminck." (Peters 1940, IV, 61).
Synon. Cultrides.

neomorphus
Gr. νεος neos new; μορφη morphē appearance, sort.

geoffroy / geoffroyanus / geoffroyi / geoffroyii
● Prof. Étienne Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire (1772-1844) French zoologist (syn. Charadrius leschenaultii, syn. Cissilopha beecheii, Geoffroyus (ex “Perroquet Geoffroy” of Levaillant 1805), Neomorphus, Paraclaravis).
● Prof. Isidore Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire (1805-1861) French zoologist (syn. Garritornis isidorei, syn. Glareola ocularis, syn. Philepitta castanea, Schistes).
● Albert Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire (1835-1919) French zoologist, Director of Jardin d’Acclimatation du Bois de Boulogne 1865-1893 (subsp. Ithaginis cruentus).

SUBSPECIES

Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo (salvini)
SCI Name: Neomorphus geoffroyi salvini
salvini / salvinii
Osbert Salvin (1835-1898) English ornithologist, Curator of Ornithology, Cambridge University 1874-1882, collector (syn. Accipiter erythronemius ventralis, syn. Alaemon alaudipes, syn. Amazilia violiceps, subsp. Amazona autumnalis, Antrostomus, subsp. Basileuterus rufifrons, syn. Certhidea olivacea, subsp. Chlorostilbon canivetii, subsp. Colinus virginianus, syn. Crypturellus variegatus, subsp. Cyphorhinus arada, subsp. Empidonax flavescens, subsp. Eubucco bourcierii, subsp. Eutoxeres aquila, subsp. Geospiza parvula, subsp. Habia fuscicauda, syn. Heliodoxa xanthogonys, subsp. Icterus mesomelas, subsp. Knipolegus poecilurus, subsp. Lampornis amethystinus, Mitu, subsp. Neomorphus geoffroyi, OneillornisPachyptila, subsp. Pachyramphus albogriseus (ex Pachyramphus similis Salvin, 1895), subsp. Paraclaravis mondetoura, subsp. Picumnus exilis, syn. Popelairia conversii, subsp. Sclerurus guatemalensis, subsp. Sicalis olivascens, subsp. Spindalis zena, subsp. Sporophila funereaThalassarche, syn. Tinamus major fuscipennisTumbezia, subsp. Vireo pallens).

Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo (aequatorialis)
SCI Name: Neomorphus geoffroyi aequatorialis
aequatoriale / aequatorialis
Late L. aequatorialis  equatorial  < aequator  equator  < L. aequare  to make equal  < aequus  equal. Frequently given to species with a distribution in the equatorial latitudes of Africa (e.g. subsp. Jynx ruficollis, Sheppardia), but more commonly applied to birds from Ecuador (Spanish ecuador  equator) (e.g. Momotus, Thamnistes, Xiphorhynchus).
● Erroneous TL. Guayaquil (= Panama City) (subsp. Dendroica petechia).
Erroneous TL. Guayaquil (= interior of Ecuador) (subsp. Falco sparverius).
● Erroneous TL. Ecuador (= Bahia, Brazil) (syn. Heliothryx aurita auriculata).
● Erroneous TL. Bogotá (= San Lucas, Ecuador) (subsp. Rallus limicola).

Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo (australis)
SCI Name: Neomorphus geoffroyi australis
australe / australis
L. australis  southern  < auster, austri  south.
● Tierra del Fuego; ex “Thorn-tailed Warbler” of Latham 1783 (syn. Aphrastura spinicauda).
● Cayenne; ex “Southern Sandpiper” of Latham 1785 (?syn. Calidris canutus).
● Erroneous TL "Friendly Islands" (= Tasmania); ex "South-Sea Raven" of Latham 1781 (syn. Corvus coronoides).
● Erroneous TL. New Guinea (= Luzon, Philippines); ex “Manikor de la Nouvelle Guinée” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (Dicaeum).
● Australia; ex “New Holland Snipe” of Latham 1801 (syn. Gallinago hardwickii).
● Australia; ex “Pacific Paroquet (var.)” of Phillip 1789 (syn. Glossopsitta concinna).
● Australia; ex “New Holland Pelican” of Latham 1824 (syn. Pelecanus conspicillatus).
● Australia; ex “Cold-river Goatsucker” of Latham 1823 (syn. Podargus strigoides).
● Australia; ex “New Holland Quail” of Latham 1802 (Synoicus).
● Tasmania; ex Brown MS (syn. Lathamus discolor).
● Dusky Sound, New Zealand (syn. Nestor meridionalis).
● Staten I., off Tierra del Fuego (= Isla de los Estados, Argentina); ex “Statenland Eagle” of Latham 1781 (Phalcoboenus).
● Christmas I.; ex "Southern Tern" of Latham 1785 (syn. Procelsterna caerulea) (so identified by Stresemann 1950).
● Kerguelen I.; ex “Southern Tern” of Latham 1785 (?syn. Sterna vittata).
● Madagascar; ex “Palumbus viridis Madagascariensis” of Brisson 1760 (Treron).
● Erroneous TL. Sandwich Is. (= Samoa); ex “Blue-crested Parrakeet” of Latham 1781 (Vini).
● Tierra del Fuego; ex “Rusty-collared Finch” of Latham 1783 (subsp. Zonotrichia capensis).

Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo (amazonicus)
SCI Name: Neomorphus geoffroyi amazonicus
amazonica / amazonicus / amazonina / amazoninum
Mod. L. Amazonicus or Amazoninus Amazonian, of Amazonia.
● ex “Ajuru Curuca” of Marcgrave 1648, and “Psittacus amazonicus” of Brisson 1760 (Amazona).

Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo (geoffroyi)
SCI Name: Neomorphus geoffroyi geoffroyi
geoffroy / geoffroyanus / geoffroyi / geoffroyii
● Prof. Étienne Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire (1772-1844) French zoologist (syn. Charadrius leschenaultii, syn. Cissilopha beecheii, Geoffroyus (ex “Perroquet Geoffroy” of Levaillant 1805), Neomorphus, Paraclaravis).
● Prof. Isidore Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire (1805-1861) French zoologist (syn. Garritornis isidorei, syn. Glareola ocularis, syn. Philepitta castanea, Schistes).
● Albert Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire (1835-1919) French zoologist, Director of Jardin d’Acclimatation du Bois de Boulogne 1865-1893 (subsp. Ithaginis cruentus).

Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo (dulcis)
SCI Name: Neomorphus geoffroyi dulcis
dulcis
L. dulcis delightful, pleasant, charming.