Scallop-breasted Antpitta / Grallaricula loricata

Scallop-breasted Antpitta / Grallaricula loricata

Scallop-breasted Antpitta

SCI Name:  Grallaricula loricata
Protonym:  Grallaria loricata Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt25 no.335 p.129
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Grallariidae /
Taxonomy Code:  scbant2
Type Locality:  near Caracas, Venezuela.
Publish Year:  1857
IUCN Status:  


(Grallariidae; Ϯ Ochre-breasted Antpitta G. flavirostris) Dim. < genus Grallaria Vieillot, 1816, antpitta; "Genus IX. GRALLARICULA.   Rostrum breve, basi dilatata, rictu parum setoso: alæ breves rotundatæ: cauda brevis: pedes debiles: tarsi graciles, breviusculi; acrotarsiis divisis, paratarsiis integris, unguibus brevibus.   These birds are diminutive Grallariæ, but distinguished by their shorter, feebler bill, the indications of rictal bristles, and short slender tarsi and toes. They appear to form a  transition between Grallaria and Conopophaga. The woodcut represents (fig. 2) the tarsus of Grallaricula flavirostris, which may be contrasted with that of Conopophaga lineata (fig. 3) and Grallaria rufula (fig. 1).   1. GRALLARICULA FLAVIROSTRIS. Grallaria flavirostris, Sclater, P.Z.S. 1858, p. 68.   ...   2. GRALLARICULA LORICATA. Grallaria loricata, Sclater, P.Z.S. 1857, p. 129.   ...   3. GRALLARICULA FERRUGINEIPECTUS. Grallaria ferrugineipectus, Sclater, P.Z.S. 1857, p. 129.   ...   GRALLARICULA NANA. Grallaria nana, Lafr. R.Z. 1842, p. 334." (P. Sclater 1858); "Grallaricula Sclater, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, pt. 26, 1858, p. 283. Type, by subsequent designation, Grallaria flavirostris Sclater (Sclater, Cat. Bds. Brit. Mus., 15, 1890, p. 325)." (Peters, 1951, VII, p. 257). These small birds could be placed in Conopophagidae, near Pittasoma.
Synon. Apocryptornis.

loricata / loricatus
L. loricatus  clothed in mail, breast-plated  < lorica  leather cuirass, metal breast-plate  < lorum, lori  strap (cf. Med. L. loricatus  man-at-arms).
● ex “Jacapú” of Marcgrave 1648 (Compsothraupis).
● ex “Picazúró” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 317 (syn. Patagioenas picazuro).