Western Chat-Tanager / Calyptophilus tertius
Protonym: Calyptophilus tertius Smiths.Misc.Coll. 81 no.13 p.2
Taxonomy: Passeriformes / Calyptophilidae / Calyptophilus
Taxonomy Code: wectan1
Type Locality: higher slopes of Morne La Hotte, Haiti.
Publish Year: 1929
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
(Calyptophilidae; Ϯ Eastern Chat-tanager C. frugivorus) Gr. καλυπτω kaluptō to hide; φιλος philos lover; "I have placed the present species in the genus Phœnicophilus, provisionally, as there are several points of difference which are sufficient, in my opinion, to constitute a new genus" (Cory 1883); "Calyptophilus,* gen. nov. The present genus has the general appearance, at first glance, of Phœnicophilus, but is easily separated from it by the following characters: a. Tail short, about four-fifths as long as the wing; middle toe about two-thirds of tarsus; tail square, slightly emarginate. Phœnicophilus. b. Tail long, equal to wing; middle toe about five-sixths of tarsus; tail rounded, and strongly graduated; bill much narrower, and the legs and feet larger than in Phœnicophilus. Calyptophilus. Calyptophilus frugivorus. Phœnicophilus frugivorus CORY, Journ. Boston Zoöl. Soc., II, No. 4, Oct. 1883, p. 45. ... * Kαλυπτος. φιλεω." (Cory 1884); "Calyptophilus Cory, 1884, Auk, 1, p. 3. Type, by monotypy, Phoenicophilus frugivorus Cory." (Storer in Peters, 1970, XIII, p. 278).
L. tertius third < tres three.
UPPERCASE: current genus
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