Scarce Swift / Schoutedenapus myoptilus

Scarce Swift / Schoutedenapus myoptilus

Scarce Swift

SCI Name:  Schoutedenapus myoptilus
Protonym:  Cypselus myoptilus Ann.Mus.Civ.Stor.Nat.Genova 26 p.228
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Apodidae /
Taxonomy Code:  scaswi1
Type Locality:  Let-Marefia, Shoa.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1888
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

SCHOUTEDENAPUS
(Apodidae; Ϯ Scarce Swift S. myoptilus) Portmanteau of surname Schouteden (after Dr Henri Eugène Alphonse Hubert Schouteden (1881-1972) Belgian zoologist, explorer in the Congo) and genus Apus Scopoli, 1777, swift; "An analysis of the foot structure of the African Scarce Swuift, Apus myoptilus (Salvadori), reveals that this species cannot longer stand in the genus Apus and, in the absence of any other suitable generic name, should be named:   SCHOUTEDENAPUS, gen. nov.    Diagnosis: superficially close to Apus with which it was formerly confused, but with an anisodactyl instead of a pamprodactyl foot; number of phalangi not reduced in the third and fourth toes; tarsometatarsus feathered.   Type species: Schoutedenapus myoptilus (Salvadori)  ...  Schoutedenapus is a composite word including the formerly used genus name of myoptilus, preceded by the name of Dr. H. Schouteden, my master in African ornithology and Honorary Director of the Tervuren Museum" (De Roo 1968) (Laurent Raty in litt.).

myoptilus
Gr. μυς mus, μυος muos mouse (i.e. mouse-grey); πτιλον ptilon plumage.

SUBSPECIES

Scarce Swift (poensis)
SCI Name: Schoutedenapus myoptilus poensis
poense / poensis
Fernando Póo or Fernando Pó, Gulf of Guinea / Bioko, Equatorial Guinea (island sighted by Portuguese navigator Fernaõ do Póo in 1470).

Scarce Swift (chapini)
SCI Name: Schoutedenapus myoptilus chapini
chapini
Dr James Paul Chapin (1889-1964) US ornithologist, artist, collector in the Belgian Congo, Curator AMNH (syn. Anthus similis bannermani, Apalis, syn. Bradornis fuliginosus, subsp. Cinnyris stuhlmanni, syn. Corvinella corvina affinis, syn. Dendrospiza citrinelloides frontalis, subsp. Dryoscopus cubla, Kupeornis, subsp. Mirafra africana, subsp. Motacilla clara, subsp. Sheppardia bocagei, ‡Sylvietta, syn. Tricholaema hirsuta flavipunctata).

Scarce Swift (myoptilus)
SCI Name: Schoutedenapus myoptilus myoptilus
myoptilus
Gr. μυς mus, μυος muos mouse (i.e. mouse-grey); πτιλον ptilon plumage.