Sira Tanager / Stilpnia phillipsi

Sira Tanager / Stilpnia phillipsi

Sira Tanager

SCI Name:  Stilpnia phillipsi
Protonym:  Tangara phillipsi WilsonBull. 99 p.1-6
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Thraupidae /
Taxonomy Code:  sirtan1
Type Locality:  
Publish Year:  1987
IUCN Status:  


(syn. Tangara Ϯ Black-headed Tanager T. cyanoptera) Gr. στιλπνος stilpnos  glistening, glittering  < στιλπνοω stilpnoō  to polish; "32. Stilpnia, new genus (Fig. 5).   Type species. Aglaia cyanoptera Swainson, 1834 (currently recognized as Tangara cyanoptera).  ...  Etymology. The name, feminine in gender, is derived from the Greek στιλπνη, the feminine form of the adjective meaning "glittering" or "glistening," alluding to the glossiness of the plumage of these colorful tanagers.  Comments. Euschemon Sclater, 1851 (type species Tanagra flava Gmelin, 1789, currently Tangara cayana flava), is preoccupied by Euschemon Doubleday, 1846, the name of an Australian butterfly, and so not available" (Burns et al. 2016) (OD per Richard Klim).

phillipsi / phillipsii
● Dr Allan Robert Phillips (1914-1996) US ornithologist, taxonomist, collector (subsp. Aimophila ruficeps, subsp. Baeolophus wollweberi, subsp. Cardinalis cardinalis, subsp. Catharus ustulatus, subsp. Certhia americana, subsp. Cochlearius cochlearius, subsp. Cyanocitta stelleri, syn. Icterus spurius, subsp. Pachysylvia decurtata, subsp. Setophaga petechiaTangara).
● Maj. William Watt Addison Phillips (1892-1981) British tea-planter, naturalist in Ceylon (subsp. Alcedo meninting, syn. Ardeola grayii (Martin Schneider in litt.), subsp. Dumetia hyperythra, subsp. Treron phoenicopterus).
● Dr John Charles Phillips (1876-1938) US conservationist, ornithologist, philanthropist, world traveller (syn. Anthus correndera grayi, subsp. Turdus migratorius).
● Eponym; "Anthreptes collaris phillipsi new race.  ...   Type.—In the British Museum.  Female: Lofu River, Northern Rhodesia, collected by S. A. Neave, 17 August, 1908." (C. M. N. White 1950, Bull. Brit. Orn. Cl., 70, 41); doubtless after either (1) Edwin Percy Phillips (1884-1967) South African botanist, taxonomist, or (2) Charles Malcolm Phillips (1918-1990) British surgeon, ophthalmologist in Northern Rhodesia (Martin Schneider in litt.) (syn. Hedydipna collaris garguensis).
● Dr Benjamin Phillips (1805-1861) British physician, naturalist, bibliophile, friend of Audubon (syn. Leuconotopicus villosus).
● Ethelbert Edward Lort Phillips (1857-1944) English businessman, explorer, big-game hunter in East Africa 1885-1895 (Oenanthe).