Protonym: Myiothera ardesiaca Beitr.Naturgesch.Brasil. 3 p.1055
Category: Passeriformes / Thamnophilidae / Rhopornis
Taxonomy Code: sleant1
Type Locality: southeastern Brazil; Boa Nova, Baia, suggested as type locality by Naumburg, 1934, p. 493.
Author: zu Wied
Publish Year: 1831
IUCN Status: Endangered
(Thamnophilidae; Ϯ Slender Antbird P. ardesiacus) Gr. ῥωψ rhōps, ῥωπος rhōpos bush; ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos bird; "Rhopocichla was first used by Oates in 1889 (Fauna Brit. India, Birds, I, 159) for an Indian Timeline bird. Two years later Dr. Allen employed the same term (Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., III, 199, 1891) for a South American Ant Thrush. As the use of the same name in two families of birds is liable to lead to some confusion it is proposed to replace Dr. Allen's Rhopocichla by Rhopornis (type Myiothera ardesiaca Wied)" (Richmond 1902).
ardesiaca / ardesiacea / ardesiacus
Mod. L. ardesiacus slate-coloured, slaty < French ardoisé slate-grey.
UPPERCASE: current genus
Uppercase first letter: generic synonym
● and ● See: generic homonyms
lowercase: species and subspecies
●: early names, variants, mispellings
†: type species
Gr.: ancient Greek
<: derived from
syn: synonym of
/: separates historical and modern geographic names
ex: based on
TL: type locality
OD: original diagnosis (genus) or original description (species)