Tepui Toucanet / Aulacorhynchus whitelianus

Tepui Toucanet / Aulacorhynchus whitelianus

Tepui Toucanet

SCI Name:  Aulacorhynchus whitelianus
Protonym:  Aulacorhamphus whitelianus Ibis p.83
Category:  Piciformes / Ramphastidae /
Taxonomy Code:  chttou2
Type Locality:  Merume Mts., British Guiana.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1882
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

AULACORHYNCHUS
(Ramphastidae; Ϯ Groove-billed Toucanet A. sulcatus) Gr. αυλαξ aulax, αυλακος aulakos  furrow; ῥυγχος rhunkhos  bill; "A specimen was placed on the table of a Toucan, apparently hitherto undescribed  ...  By its comparatively short bill, which is furrowed on the sides, and broad and flattened on the culmen, with the base of the under mandible extending obliquely beyond the line of the eye; by the shortness and roundness of its wings, of which the fourth quill-feather is the longest, the fifth, sixth, and seventh being nearly of the same length; and by the comparative shortness of the tail, which is less decidedly graduated  than in the typical Pteroglossi; this bird agrees with the species described in Mr. Gould's 'Monograph of the Ramphastidæ,' as the Pter. prasinus, Licht., and Pter. sulcatus, Swains. With those species Mr. Gould proposes to associate it in a group, to be designated, on account of the grooved bills of the Birds comprised in it, Aulacorhynchus.  From the other two species it is readily distinguishable by the white band nearly surrounding the base of its bill, and by the blood-red spot on the rump. The latter character affords the trivial name of the species, which may, for the present, be inserted in the account of the Toucans given by Mr. Gould at the Meeting of July 8, 1834, (page 78,) immediately before the Pter. prasinus, Licht.    PTER. HÆMATOPYGUS." (Gould 1835); "Aulacorhynchus Gould, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, pt. 2, 1834 (1835), p. 147. Type, by subsequent designation, A. sulcatus (Swains.) = Pteroglossus sulcatus Swainson. (G. R. Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 50)." (Peters, 1948, VI, p. 70).
Var. Aulacorrhynchus, AulacorrynchusAulacorynchus.
Synon. Aulacops, Aulacoramphus, Ramphoxanthus.

whiteleyana / whiteleyi / whitelianus
● Henry Whitely, Jr. (1844-1892) English collector in Japan and tropical America (Aulacorhynchus, subsp. Glaucidium cuculoides, subsp. Sporophila plumbea).
● Henry Whitely, Sr. (1817-1898) English taxidermist (syn. Delichon urbicum lagopodum).

SUBSPECIES

Tepui Toucanet (duidae)
SCI Name: Aulacorhynchus whitelianus duidae
duidae
Cerro Duida, Amazonas, Venezuela.

Tepui Toucanet (whitelianus)
SCI Name: Aulacorhynchus whitelianus whitelianus
whiteleyana / whiteleyi / whitelianus
● Henry Whitely, Jr. (1844-1892) English collector in Japan and tropical America (Aulacorhynchus, subsp. Glaucidium cuculoides, subsp. Sporophila plumbea).
● Henry Whitely, Sr. (1817-1898) English taxidermist (syn. Delichon urbicum lagopodum).

Tepui Toucanet (osgoodi)
SCI Name: Aulacorhynchus whitelianus osgoodi
osgoodi
Dr Wilfred Hudson Osgood (1875-1947) US biologist with US Department of Agriculture 1897-1909, Assistant Curator/Curator at Field Mus. of Natural History, Chicago 1909-1940, collector in North America, Chile and Ethiopia (subsp. Aulacorhynchus whitelianus, subsp. Canachites canadensis, syn. Catharus guttatus nanus, subsp. Momotus subrufescens, Tinamus).