Somali Bee-eater / Merops revoilii

Somali Bee-eater / Merops revoilii

Somali Bee-eater

SCI Name:  Merops revoilii
Protonym:  Merops Revoilii FauneFlorePaysComalis[Revoil] p.5 pl.1
Category:  Coraciiformes / Meropidae /
Taxonomy Code:  sobeat1
Type Locality:  Somaliland.
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Publish Year:  1882
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DEFINITIONS

MEROPS
(Meropidae; Ϯ European Bee-eater M. apiaster) L. merops, meropis  bee-eater  < Gr. μεροψ merops  bee-eater; "57. MEROPS.  Rostrum curvatum, compressum, carinatum.  Lingua apice laciniata.  Digiti infimo articulo coadunati: postico distincto." (Linnaeus 1758); "Merops Linné, Syst. Nat., ed. 10, 1, 1758, p. 117. Type, by tautonymy, Merops apiaster Linné (Merops, prebinomial specific name in synonymy)." (Peters 1945, V, 233). Linnaeus's Merops comprised four species (M. Apiaster, M. viridis, M. cinereus, M. cafer).
Synon. Aerops, Apiaster, Archimerops, Blepharomerops, Bombylonax, Coccolarynx, Cosmaerops, Dicreadium, Dicrocercus, Melittias, Melittophagus, Melittophas, Melittotheres, Meropiscus, Micromerops, Patricus, Phlothrus, Spheconax, Sphecophobus, Tachymerops, Tephraerops, Urica.

revoili / revoilii
Georges Révoil (1852-1894) French naturalist, collector in Somaliland 1878-1880 (syn. Macheiramphus alcinus, Merops).