White-bibbed Antbird / Myrmoderus loricatus

White-bibbed Antbird / Myrmoderus loricatus

White-bibbed Antbird

SCI Name:  Myrmoderus loricatus
Protonym:  Myiothera loricata Verz.Doubl.Zool.Mus.Berlin p.44
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Thamnophilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  whbant4
Type Locality:  Baia, Brazil.
Publish Year:  1823
IUCN Status:  


(Thamnophilidae; Ϯ White-bibbed Antbird M. loricatus) Gr. μυρμος murmos  ant; δερω derō  to thrash, to cudgel; "Myrmoderus gen. nov.  (Formicariidæ.)   Related to Myrmeciza Gray but tail much longer (more than five-sixths as long, sometimes longer than, wing, bill more slender, nostril larger and more longitudinal, and forehead more densely feathered, with feathers more compactly webbed, more decumbent; style of coloration very different.   Type.— Myiothera loricata Lichtenstein.  (Mυρμηξ, an ant; δερω, I flay, cudgel.)" (Ridgway 1909).
Synon. Myrmedestes.

loricata / loricatus
L. loricatus  clothed in mail, breast-plated  < lorica  leather cuirass, metal breast-plate  < lorum, lori  strap (cf. Med. L. loricatus  man-at-arms).
● ex “Jacapú” of Marcgrave 1648 (Compsothraupis).
● ex “Picazúró” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 317 (syn. Patagioenas picazuro).