Sulphur-rumped Tanager / Heterospingus rubrifrons

Sulphur-rumped Tanager / Heterospingus rubrifrons

Sulphur-rumped Tanager

SCI Name:  Heterospingus rubrifrons
Protonym:  Tachyphonus rubrifrons Proc.Acad.Nat.Sci.Philadelphia 17 p.106
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Thraupidae /
Taxonomy Code:  surtan1
Type Locality:  line of Panama Railroad, near Lion Hill Station.
Publish Year:  1865
IUCN Status:  


(Thraupidae; Sulphur-rumped Tanager H. rubrifrons) Gr. ἑτερος heteros  different, another; σπιγγος spingos  finch  < σπιζω spizō  to chirp; "Genus Heterospingus.  (Type, Tachyphonus rubrifrons Lawrence.)   Similar to Tachyphonus Vieillot, but nasal fossæ densely feathered, concealing the nostrils; tail relatively much shorter, wing more pointed, tarsus shorter (scarcely exceeding middle toe with claw), and sexes alike in color or nearly so in pattern of coloration." (Ridgway 1898); "Heterospingus Ridgway, Auk, 15, p. 225, 1898—type, by orig. desig., Tachyphonus rubrifrons Lawrence." (Hellmayr, 1936, Cat. Birds Americas, Pt. IX, p. 344).

L. ruber  red; frons, frontis  forehead, brow.
● ex “Perruche à bandeau rouge” of Levaillant 1801-1805 (syn. Glossopsitta concinna).