Scarlet-throated Tanager / Compsothraupis loricata

Scarlet-throated Tanager / Compsothraupis loricata

Scarlet-throated Tanager

SCI Name:  Compsothraupis loricata
Protonym:  Tanagra loricata Abh.Konigl.Akad.Wiss.Berlin p.159 ydP
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Thraupidae /
Taxonomy Code:  scttan1
Type Locality:  northeastern Brazil; Ceara suggested by Hellmayr, 1929, Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Publ., Zool. Ser., 12(18), p. 288.
Publish Year:  1819
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(Thraupidae; Scarlet-throated Tanager C. loricata) Gr. κομψος kompsos  elegant, pretty; τραυπις thraupis  unknown small bird, perhaps some sort of finch.  In ornithology thraupis signifies tanager; "Lamprotes Swainson, 1837, a genus of Tangaridæ, is invalidated by Lamprotes "R. L.," 1817, proposed in Lepidoptera.  As Swainson's genus appears to have no available synonym, I suggest for it Compsothraupis § (type, Tanagra loricata Lichtenstein)   ...  § κομψος, elegant:  θραυπις, a small bird." (Richmond 1915); "Compsothraupis Richmond, 1915, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 28, p. 180.  New name for Lamprotes Swainson, 1837, preoccupied by Lamprotes Reichenbach, 1817 (Lepidoptera)." (JAJ 2021).
Var. Comasothabupis.
Synon. ErythrolaniusLamprotes.

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).