Slate-colored Antbird / Myrmelastes schistaceus

Slate-colored Antbird / Myrmelastes schistaceus

Slate-colored Antbird

SCI Name:  Myrmelastes schistaceus
Protonym:  Hypocnemis schistacea Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt26 no.362 p.252
Category:  Passeriformes / Thamnophilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  slcant3
Type Locality:  Rio Yavari, Peru.
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Publish Year:  1858
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DEFINITIONS

MYRMELASTES
(Thamnophilidae; Ϯ Plumbeous Antbird M. hyperythrus) Gr. μυρμηξ murmēx, μυρμηκος murmēkos  ant; λαστης lastēs  robber  < λῃστευω lēisteuō  to rob; "MYRMELASTES.  Rostrum forte, ad basin latum, loris et regione oculari denudatis: alæ modicæ ad caudæ dimidium attingentes: cauda modica, rotundata: pedes validi, tarsis modice longis, acrotarsiis divisis, paratarsiis integris; digitis elongatis, validiusculis ... MYRMELASTES PLUMBEUS, sp. nov. ... The British Museum possesses both sexes of this fine, strong Ant-thrush ... The female has so nearly the same general appearance as Thamnophilus hyperythrus ♂, that they might easily be confounded at first sight" (P. Sclater 1858).
Synon. Schistocichla.

schistaceum / schistaceus
Late L. schistaceus  slate-grey  < schistus  slate  < L. lapis schistos  fissile stone  < Gr. σχιστος skhistos  cloven  < σχιζω skhizō  to split.