Rufous-webbed Bush-Tyrant / Polioxolmis rufipennis

Rufous-webbed Bush-Tyrant / Polioxolmis rufipennis

Rufous-webbed Bush-Tyrant

SCI Name:  Polioxolmis rufipennis
Protonym:  Muscisaxicola rufipennis Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt1 p.134
Category:  Passeriformes / Tyrannidae /
Taxonomy Code:  rwbtyr1
Type Locality:  Maraynioc, Peru.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1874
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

POLIOXOLMIS
(Tyrannidae; Ϯ Rufous-webbed Bush Tyrant P. rufipennis) Gr. πολιος polios  grey; genus Xolmis Boie, 1826, monjita; "Polioxolmis, new genus.  TYPE SPECIES: Muscisaxicola rufipennis Taczanowski, 1874  ...  ETYMOLOGY: From the Greek polios meaning ashy-gray, in reference to the predominant color of the plumage" (Lanyon 1986); "It shows some resemblance to Xolmis  ...  If not in Cnemarchus it should have a new genus erected for it. Probably near Xolmis  ...  In fact except for a little more slender bill, it fits best in Xolmis" (Zimmer MS in Lanyon 1986).

rufipenne / rufipennis
Mod. L. rufipennis  red-winged, red-feathered  < L. rufus  red, rufous;
-pennis  -winged  < penna  feather.
● ex “Roupenne” of Levaillant 1801, pll. 83-84  < French homophone roux  red; penne  large feather (syn. Onychognathus morio).

SUBSPECIES

Rufous-webbed Bush-Tyrant (rufipennis)
SCI Name: Polioxolmis rufipennis rufipennis
rufipenne / rufipennis
Mod. L. rufipennis  red-winged, red-feathered  < L. rufus  red, rufous;
-pennis  -winged  < penna  feather.
● ex “Roupenne” of Levaillant 1801, pll. 83-84  < French homophone roux  red; penne  large feather (syn. Onychognathus morio).

Rufous-webbed Bush-Tyrant (bolivianus)
SCI Name: Polioxolmis rufipennis bolivianus
boliviae / boliviana / bolivianum / bolivianus / boliviensis
Bolivia (named after Simón Bolívar (1783-1830) "The Liberator", Venezuelan revolutionary, who helped to expel the Spaniards from their South American empire).