Slender Antbird / Rhopornis ardesiacus

Slender Antbird / Rhopornis ardesiacus

Slender Antbird

SCI Name:  Rhopornis ardesiacus
Protonym:  Myiothera ardesiaca Beitr.Naturgesch.Brasil. 3 p.1055
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Thamnophilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  sleant1
Type Locality:  southeastern Brazil; Boa Nova, Baia, suggested as type locality by Naumburg, 1934, p. 493.
Publish Year:  1831
IUCN Status:  


(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).
Synon. Rhopocichla.

ardesiaca / ardesiacea / ardesiacus
Mod. L. ardesiacus  slate-coloured, slaty  < French ardoisé  slate-grey.