Tumbes Tyrant / Tumbezia salvini

Tumbes Tyrant / Tumbezia salvini

Tumbes Tyrant

SCI Name:  Tumbezia salvini
Protonym:  Ochthoeca salvini Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt2 p.324
Category:  Passeriformes / Tyrannidae /
Taxonomy Code:  tumtyr2
Type Locality:  Tumbes, Peru.
Publish Year:  1877
IUCN Status:  


(syn. Ochthoeca Ϯ Tumbes Tyrant O. salvini) Tumbez (= Puerto Pizarro = Tumbes), north-western Peru (named for the Tumpis, an aboriginal people); "TUMBEZIA, new genus    GENERIC CHARACTERS. —  A genus of the subfamily Tæniopterinæ with long tarsi and narrow bill, its depth at nostril equal to its height; rictal bristles inconspicuous reaching but little beyond the nostril; wings comparatively short, rounded rather than pointed   ...   TYPE (and only known species). — Ochthœca salvini Taczanowski.  Doubtless only the rarity in collections of Tumbezia salvini has prevented its pronounced generic characters from being recognized before. It has no near relationship to Ochthœca (a Temperate Zone group) nor, indeed, to any described genus. In its narrow bill, inconspicuous rictal bristles, long tail and general coloration it resembles Sisopygis more than any other genus known to me, but its much longer tarsi, more pointed wings, slightly rounded, instead of slightly forked, tail it differs conspicuously from that genus. In short, Tumbezia is worthy of a place in the small group of markedly distinct genera restricted to the Equatorial Arid Fauna." (Chapman 1925).

salvini / salvinii
Osbert Salvin (1835-1898) English ornithologist, Curator of Ornithology, Cambridge University 1874-1882, collector (syn. Accipiter erythronemius ventralis, syn. Alaemon alaudipes, syn. Amazilia violiceps, subsp. Amazona autumnalis, Antrostomus, subsp. Basileuterus rufifrons, syn. Certhidea olivacea, subsp. Chlorostilbon canivetii, subsp. Colinus virginianus, syn. Crypturellus variegatus, subsp. Cyphorhinus arada, subsp. Empidonax flavescens, subsp. Eubucco bourcierii, subsp. Eutoxeres aquila, subsp. Geospiza parvula, subsp. Habia fuscicauda, syn. Heliodoxa xanthogonys, subsp. Icterus mesomelas, subsp. Knipolegus poecilurus, subsp. Lampornis amethystinus, Mitu, subsp. Neomorphus geoffroyi, OneillornisPachyptila, subsp. Pachyramphus albogriseus (ex Pachyramphus similis Salvin, 1895), subsp. Paraclaravis mondetoura, subsp. Picumnus exilis, syn. Popelairia conversii, subsp. Sclerurus guatemalensis, subsp. Sicalis olivascens, subsp. Spindalis zena, subsp. Sporophila funereaThalassarche, syn. Tinamus major fuscipennisTumbezia, subsp. Vireo pallens).