Protonym: Limnornis rectirostris Zool.Voy.Beagle[Darwin] pt11 p.80 pl.26
Category: Passeriformes / Furnariidae / Limnoctites
Taxonomy Code: stbree2
Type Locality: Maldonado, Uruguay.
Publish Year: 1839
IUCN Status: Near Threatened
(Furnariidae; Ϯ Straight-billed Reedhaunter L. rectirostris) Gr. λιμνη limnē marsh; κτιτης ktitēs builder, inhabitant < κτιζω ktizō to found, to build; "LIMNOCTITES genus nov.a ... a Limnoctites genus nov. Allied to Limnornis GOULD, but wings and tarsi very much shorter; rectrices much narrower and pointed at the tip, instead of broadly rounded, with the inner web distinctly emarginate subapically; bill much more slender and strongly compressed laterally; culmen nearly straight. Type: Limnornis rectirostris GOULD. ... Darwin's two specimens in the British Museum are the only ones in existence. Although the tail is incomplete in both of the types, there can be no question as to this bird being quite distinct from Limnornis curvirostris found in the same region." (Hellmayr 1925).
rectirostra / rectirostris
L. rectus straight < regere to guide; -rostris -billed < rostrum beak.
● ex “Soui-manga à bec droit” of Audebert & Vieillot 1802 (Anthreptes).
UPPERCASE: current genus
Uppercase first letter: generic synonym
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lowercase: species and subspecies
●: early names, variants, mispellings
†: type species
Gr.: ancient Greek
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syn: synonym of
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TL: type locality
OD: original diagnosis (genus) or original description (species)