Striped Honeyeater / Plectorhyncha lanceolata

Striped Honeyeater / Plectorhyncha lanceolata

Striped Honeyeater

SCI Name:  Plectorhyncha lanceolata
Protonym:  Plectorhyncha lanceolata Syn.BirdsAustr. pt4 pl.70
Category:  Passeriformes / Meliphagidae /
Taxonomy Code:  strhon1
Type Locality:  New South Wales.
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Publish Year:  1838
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DEFINITIONS

PLECTORHYNCHA
(Meliphagidae; Ϯ Striped Honeyeater P. lanceolata) Gr. πληκτρον plēktron  spear-point; ῥυγχος rhunkhos  bill; "Genus PLECTORHYNCHA, Gould CHARACTERES GENERICI. Rostrum capite brevius, leviter arcuatum, fere conicum, et acutum naribus basalibus, operculo tectis; mandibula superiore obsolete ad apicem indentata. Alæ mediocres; remige primo brevissimo, tertio, quartoque longissimis.  Cauda mediocris et æqualis. Tarsi validi; digito postico cum ungue forti, et digitum intermedium anticum excellente; digitis lateralibus inæqualibus, externo longiore, et intermedio basaliter conjuncto.  ...  PLECTORHYNCHA LANCEOLATA, Gould.  ...  throat and under surface greyish white, the stem of each feather, which ends lanceolate, pure white" (Gould 1838); "Plectorhyncha Gould, 1838 (April), Synops. Birds Australia, pt. 4, pl. 70; also, 1838 (Dec.), Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 5 (1837), p. 153. Type, by monotypy, Plectorhyncha lanceolata Gould. Emended to Plectrorhynchus." (Salomonsen in Peters 1967, XII, 432).
Var. Plectrorhyncha, Plectrorhynchus, Pectorhyncha.
Synon. Plectoramphus.

lanceolata / lanceolatus
L. lanceolatus  lanceolate, spear-shaped  < lancea  lance (see, e.g., Plectorhyncha).