Scott’s Oriole / Icterus parisorum

Scott\'s Oriole / Icterus parisorum

Scott's Oriole

SCI Name:  Icterus parisorum
Protonym:  Icterus Parisorum Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1837) (1837), Pt5 no.59 p.110
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Icteridae /
Taxonomy Code:  scoori
Type Locality:  Mexico.
Publish Year:  1838
IUCN Status:  


(Icteridae; Ϯ Venezuelan Troupial I. icterus) L. icterus Golden Oriole < Gr. ικτερος ikteros  yellow bird, perhaps the Golden Oriole, the sight of which was supposed to cure jaundice; "Genus Icteri.(1) ...  (1) Icterus, a colore luteo plurimarum hujus generis specierum ...  Le genre du Troupiale.(1)  ...  (1) Troupiale, nom qu'on donne en Amérique à quelques especes de ce genre  ...  ICTERUS" (Brisson 1760): based on "Guira-Tangeima Brasiliensibus" of Marcgrave 1648, "Xanthornus major, nigro varius" of Browne 1725, "Pica luteo-nigra varia" of Sloane 1725, and Klein 1750, "Picus major ... nidum suspendens" of Barrére 1741, "Yellow and Black Pye" of Catesby 1731, "Cissa Americana" of Barrère 1745, "Cissa nigra cirrata, cauda lutea" of Linnaeus 1748, and other references; "Icterus Brisson, 1760, Ornithologie, 1, p. 30; 2, p. 85. Type, by tautonymy, Icterus Brisson = Oriolus icterus Linnaeus." (Blake in Peters 1968, XIV, 149). The bright-orange Venezuelan Troupial is a declining species, thanks to trapping for the cage-bird market.   
Synon. Andriopsar, Aporophantes, Ateleopsar, Bananivorus, Cassiculoides, Euopsar, Icterioides, Melanopsar, Pendulinus, Poliopsar, Rhyndace, Trupialis, Xanthornus, Yphantes.

L. icterus Golden Oriole < Gr. ικτερος ikteros yellow bird.
● ex “Troupiale” of Brisson 1760 (Icterus).
● ex “Pie-grièche Blanchot” of Levaillant 1810, pl. 285 (syn. Malaconotus blanchoti).
● Gr. ικτερος ikteros jaundice-yellow (syn. Ochrospiza mozambica).

“I have much pleasure in naming this bird after the brothers Paris, who, notwithstanding the arduous nature of their professional engagements in Mexico, allowed no opportunity of furthering the interests of science to pass unimproved. I quite agree with the opinion, that in a country whose commercial transactions are so extensive as they are in this, the captain of a trading-vessel bringing home “a ‘curious bird’, which may prove to be new, has no claim to have his name immortalized;” but the same rule I would not apply to the Roman state, where a person crossing the sea is a rare occurrence” (Bonaparte 1838) (Icterus).