Toucan Barbet / Semnornis ramphastinus

Toucan Barbet / Semnornis ramphastinus

Toucan Barbet

SCI Name:  Semnornis ramphastinus
Protonym:  Tetragonops ramphastinus Edinb.NewPhilos.J.n.s. n.s., 2 no.2 p.404
Category:  Piciformes / Semnornithidae /
Taxonomy Code:  toubar1
Type Locality:  Eastern Cordillera between Quito and Mt. Cayambe, Ecuador.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1855
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

SEMNORNIS
(Semnornithidae; Ϯ Toucan Barbet S. ramphastinus) Gr. σεμνος semnos  solemn, noble; ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "Pan (Richm. 1899, vice Tetragonops, preoccupied) being preëmpted (Oken, Mamm. 1816), as I am informed by Dr. T. S. Palmer, the genus of Barbets formerly known as Tetragonops may be called Semnornis,with S. rhamphastinus (Jard.) as the type.  Semnornis frantzii (Scl.) of Costa Rica, is the only other species at present known.  ...Σεμνος, solemn; ορνις, bird" (Richmond 1900). The imposing Toucan Barbet is a widely sought cage-bird confined to Colombia and Ecuador.
Synon. Dicrorhynchus, Pan, Tetragonops.

ramphastinus
Mod. L. ramphastinus  toucan-like  < genus Ramphastos Linnaeus, 1758, toucan.

SUBSPECIES

Toucan Barbet (caucae)
SCI Name: Semnornis ramphastinus caucae
caucae
Cauca, Colombia.

Toucan Barbet (ramphastinus)
SCI Name: Semnornis ramphastinus ramphastinus
ramphastinus
Mod. L. ramphastinus  toucan-like  < genus Ramphastos Linnaeus, 1758, toucan.