Sumba Myzomela / Myzomela dammermani

Sumba Myzomela / Myzomela dammermani

Sumba Myzomela

SCI Name:  Myzomela dammermani
Protonym:  Myzomela erythrocephala dammermani Treubia 10 Afl.2-3 p.403
Category:  Passeriformes / Meliphagidae /
Taxonomy Code:  summyz1
Type Locality:  Sumba Island.
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Publish Year:  1928
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

MYZOMELA
(Meliphagidae; Ϯ Scarlet Myzomela M. sanguinolenta) Gr. μυζαω muzaō  to suck; μελι meli  honey; "This section forms an interesting subdivision of the present group [Meliphagidae], as marking the passage to the Cinnyridæ ...  this type of form may be generically characterized as follows, the Mel. cardinalis being the normal species.  Genus. MYZOMELA.  Rostrum breve, gracile; culmine arcuato, ad basin subcultrato; naribus longitudinalibus, linearibus, perangustis, membrana supra tectis, rostri tertiam partem longitudine æquantibus.  Lingua, alæ, pedesque iidem fere ut in Meliphagis veris.  Cauda subbrevis, æqualis" (Vigors & Horsfield 1827); "Myzomela Vigors and Horsfield, 1827, Trans. Linn. Soc. London, 15, p. 318 [=316]. Type, by original designation, Meliphaga cardinalis Vigors and Horsfield = Certhia sanguinolenta Latham." (Salomonsen in Peters 1967, XII, 350).
Var. Mysomela.
Synon. Cosmeteira, Melomyza.    

dammermani
Dr Karel Willem Dammerman (1885-1951) Dutch zoologist, botanist, collector in Java 1910-1939 (subsp. Aerodramus fuciphagus, Myzomela, syn. Pericrocotus miniatus, subsp. Psittacula alexandri, subsp. Ptiloprora erythropleura).