Silver-eared Honeyeater / Lichmera alboauricularis

Silver-eared Honeyeater / Lichmera alboauricularis

Silver-eared Honeyeater

SCI Name:  Lichmera alboauricularis
Protonym:  Stigmatops albo-auricularis Proc.Linn.Soc.NewS.Wales 3 p.75
Category:  Passeriformes / Meliphagidae /
Taxonomy Code:  siehon1
Type Locality:  southeast coast of New Guinea.
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Publish Year:  1878
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DEFINITIONS

LICHMERA
(Meliphagidae; Ϯ Brown Honeyeater L. indistincta ocularis) Gr. λιχμηρης likhmērēs  licking with the tongue  < λιχμαω likhmaō  to lick, to dart with the tongue; "Gen. LICHMERA nov. gen.  *) Bürstenzüngler.   633.  1. L. australasiana Nob. — Certhia australasiana Shaw. Gen. Zool. VIII. p. 226.— Certhia pyrrhoptera Lath.?— Melithreptus melanoleucus Vieill.— Meliphaga australasiana Vig. Horsf. Trans. Lin. Soc. XV. p. 313.— id. Gould B. Austr. IV. tab. 27.— Meliphaga inornata Gould. (jun.).    634.  2. L. ocularis Nob.— Glyciphila ocularis Gould Proc. Zool. Soc. 1837. p. 154.  id. Birds Austr. IV. tab. 31.— Gylciphila subocularis Gould. (Fem an juv.).   ...  *) Von λιχμηρης, züngelnd, leckerhaft.  Die Gruppe steht in der Bildung zwischen Meliornis und Ptilotis" (Cabanis 1853); "Lichmera Cabanis, 1851 [= 1853], Mus. Hein., 1, p. 118. Type, by subsequent designation (Bonaparte, 1854, Compt. Rend. Acad. Sci. Paris, 38, p. 263), Glyciphila ocularis Gould." (Salomonsen in Peters 1967, XII, 345).
Synon. Stigmatops.

alboauricularis
L. albus white; Med. L. auricularis of the ear < L. auricula ear < dim. auris ear.

SUBSPECIES

Silver-eared Honeyeater (olivacea)
SCI Name: Lichmera alboauricularis olivacea
olivacea
Mod. L. olivaceus olive-green, olivaceous < L. oliva olive.
● ex “Olivert” of Levaillant 1803, pl. 125 (syn. Camaroptera brachyura).
● ex “Olivet” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Olive Tanager” (= ♀) of Latham 1783, and Pennant 1785 (Piranga).
● ex “Olive-coloured Warbler” of Brown 1776, and Latham 1783 (unident.).
● ex “Promérops olivâtre” of Audebert & Vieillot 1800-1802 (unident.; Meliphagidae).

Silver-eared Honeyeater (alboauricularis)
SCI Name: Lichmera alboauricularis alboauricularis
alboauricularis
L. albus white; Med. L. auricularis of the ear < L. auricula ear < dim. auris ear.