Scarlet-naped Myzomela / Myzomela lafargei

Scarlet-naped Myzomela / Myzomela lafargei

Scarlet-naped Myzomela

SCI Name:  Myzomela lafargei
Protonym:  Myzomela lafargei Voy.PoleSudZool. 3 Mamm.Ois. p.98 pl.22 fig.5
Category:  Passeriformes / Meliphagidae /
Taxonomy Code:  scnmyz1
Type Locality:  Solomon Islands [= Santa Isabel] .
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Publish Year:  1853
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DEFINITIONS

MYZOMELA
(Meliphagidae; Ϯ Scarlet Myzomela M. sanguinolenta) Gr. μυζαω muzaō  to suck; μελι meli  honey; "This section forms an interesting subdivision of the present group [Meliphagidae], as marking the passage to the Cinnyridæ ...  this type of form may be generically characterized as follows, the Mel. cardinalis being the normal species.  Genus. MYZOMELA.  Rostrum breve, gracile; culmine arcuato, ad basin subcultrato; naribus longitudinalibus, linearibus, perangustis, membrana supra tectis, rostri tertiam partem longitudine æquantibus.  Lingua, alæ, pedesque iidem fere ut in Meliphagis veris.  Cauda subbrevis, æqualis" (Vigors & Horsfield 1827); "Myzomela Vigors and Horsfield, 1827, Trans. Linn. Soc. London, 15, p. 318 [=316]. Type, by original designation, Meliphaga cardinalis Vigors and Horsfield = Certhia sanguinolenta Latham." (Salomonsen in Peters 1967, XII, 350).
Var. Mysomela.
Synon. Cosmeteira, Melomyza.    

lafargei
Ensign Antoine Auguste Thérèse Pavin de la Farge (1812-1839) French Navy, explorer on La Zelée in the Pacific 1837-1839 (Myzomela).