Virginia’s Warbler / Leiothlypis virginiae

Virginia\'s Warbler / Leiothlypis virginiae

Virginia's Warbler

SCI Name:  Leiothlypis virginiae
Protonym:  Helminthophaga virginiae BirdsNAm p.xi Atlas pl.79 fig.1 cdP
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Parulidae /
Taxonomy Code:  virwar
Type Locality:  Cantonment [ = Fort] Burgwyn, Taos County, New Mexico.
Publish Year:  1860
IUCN Status:  


(Parulidae; Ϯ Tennessee Warbler L. peregrina) Gr. λειος leios  plain; θλυπις thlupis  unknown small bird. In ornithology thlypis signifies either a thin-billed tanager or, as in this case, a parulid warbler. "No generic name has been proposed for the clade formed by the six 'plain' species ...  Therefore, I propose a new genus taxon for this clade.  Leiothlypis, gen. nov. ...  Differs from Oreothlypis plain plumage without black markings on the head, upperparts and underparts. Differs from Vermivora ...  in the plain head and wing pattern ...  The name Leiothlypis is derived from the Greek λειος, meaning plain, and the Greek θλυπις, the name of a kind of finch said to be found in the codices of Aristoteles (Stejneger 1884). The gender of the name Leiothlypis is feminine" (Sangster 2008).
Var. Leiothylypis.

● Mary Virginia Childs Anderson (1833-1912) wife of US Army Assistant-Surgeon Dr William Wallace Anderson (Leiothlypis).
● Virginia Correia (fl. 1928) wife of Portuguese taxidermist J. G. Correia (syn. Mandingoa nitidula schlegeli).