Steinbach’s Canastero / Pseudasthenes steinbachi

Steinbach\'s Canastero / Pseudasthenes steinbachi

Steinbach's Canastero

SCI Name:  Pseudasthenes steinbachi
Protonym:  Siptornis steinbachi Novit.Zool. 16 p.213
Category:  Passeriformes / Furnariidae /
Taxonomy Code:  stecan1
Type Locality:  Cachi, 2500 meters, Salta, Argentina.
Publish Year:  1909
IUCN Status:  


(Furnariidae; Ϯ Patagonian Canastero P. patagonica) Gr. ψευδος pseudos  false; genus Asthenes Reichenbach, 1853, canastero; "Pseudasthenes, genus nov.  Type species. Synallaxis patagonica d'Orbigny, 1839.  ...  Etymology. The generic name, from the Greek pseudo (false) and asthenes (insignificant, strengthless), denotes the outward resemblance of species of this genus to species of Asthenes but highlights the fact that they are not closely related. The name is feminine in gender" (Derryberry et al. 2010).

Joseph Steinbach Kemmerich (1876-1930) German/Bolivian rancher, professional collector (Björn Bergenholtz in litt.) (Pseudasthenes, subsp. Schiffornis turdina, syn. Thamnophilus caerulescens aspersiventer).