Speckled Mourner / Laniocera rufescens

Speckled Mourner / Laniocera rufescens

Speckled Mourner

SCI Name:  Laniocera rufescens
Protonym:  Lipaugus rufescens Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1857) (1857), Pt25 no.344 p.276
Category:  Passeriformes / Tityridae /
Taxonomy Code:  spemou1
Type Locality:  Coban, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala.
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Publish Year:  1858
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

LANIOCERA
(Tityridae; Ϯ Cinereous Mourner L. hypopyrra) Genus Lanius Linnaeus, 1758, shrike; Gr. κερας keras, κερως kerōs  horn (i.e. bill); "Genre Laniocera.  L. sanguinaria, Less. (famille des Pie-grièches). Bec droit, allongé, robuste, comprimé sur les côtés, dilaté et triangulaire à la base, à arête convexe, recourbée, crochue, fortement dentée. Mandibule inférieure redressée, échancrée à la pointe  ...   Tarses courts, gros, à doigts antérieurs courts, armés d'ongles crochus" (Lesson 1840); "Laniocera Lesson, 1840, Rev. Zool. [Paris], 3, p. 353. Type, by monotypy, Laniocera sanguinaria Lesson = Ampelis hypopyrra Vieillot." (Snow in Peters 1979, VIII, 192).
Synon. Aulea, Lathriosoma.

rufescens
L. rufescens, rufescentis  reddish  < rufescere  to become reddish  < rufus  red.
● ex “Aigrette rousse de la Louisiane” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 902, “Aigrette rousse” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Reddish Egret” of Pennant 1785, and Latham 1785 (Egretta).
● ex “Gobe-mouche roux de Cayenne” (= ♀) of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 453, fig. 1, and de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Rufous Fly-catcher” of Latham 1783 (syn. Pachyramphus rufus).
● ex “Red-backed Pelican” of Latham 1785 (Pelecanus).
● ex Tringa fulicaria Linnaeus, 1758, and “Phalarope roussâtre” of Brisson 1760 (syn. Phalaropus fulicarius).
● ex “Ynambú guazú” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 326 (Rhynchotus).
● ex “Crombec” or “Figuier à Bec Courbi” of Levaillant 1803, pl. 135 (Sylvietta).

SUBSPECIES

Speckled Mourner (griseigula)
SCI Name: Laniocera rufescens griseigula
griseigula
Med. L. griseum grey; L. gula throat.

Speckled Mourner (rufescens)
SCI Name: Laniocera rufescens rufescens
rufescens
L. rufescens, rufescentis  reddish  < rufescere  to become reddish  < rufus  red.
● ex “Aigrette rousse de la Louisiane” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 902, “Aigrette rousse” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Reddish Egret” of Pennant 1785, and Latham 1785 (Egretta).
● ex “Gobe-mouche roux de Cayenne” (= ♀) of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 453, fig. 1, and de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Rufous Fly-catcher” of Latham 1783 (syn. Pachyramphus rufus).
● ex “Red-backed Pelican” of Latham 1785 (Pelecanus).
● ex Tringa fulicaria Linnaeus, 1758, and “Phalarope roussâtre” of Brisson 1760 (syn. Phalaropus fulicarius).
● ex “Ynambú guazú” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 326 (Rhynchotus).
● ex “Crombec” or “Figuier à Bec Courbi” of Levaillant 1803, pl. 135 (Sylvietta).

Speckled Mourner (tertia)
SCI Name: Laniocera rufescens tertia
tertia
L. tertius  third  < tres  three.