White-breasted Tapaculo / Eleoscytalopus indigoticus

White-breasted Tapaculo / Eleoscytalopus indigoticus

White-breasted Tapaculo

SCI Name:  Eleoscytalopus indigoticus
Protonym:  Myiothera indigotica Beitr.Naturgesch.Brasil. 3 p.1091
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Rhinocryptidae /
Taxonomy Code:  whbtap1
Type Locality:  near Baia, Brazil.
Publish Year:  1831
IUCN Status:  


(Rhinocryptidae; White-breasted Tapaculo E. indigoticus) Gr. ἑλος helos, ἑλεος heleos  marsh; genus Scytalopus Gould, 1837, tapaculo; "Eleoscytalopus gen. nov.  ...  Etymology. Eleos, from the Greek heleos, meaning swamp, refers to swampy forests, the preferred habitat of E. indigoticus and E. psychopompus; Scytalopus refers to the genus in which these two species were long included. Gender masculine" (Maurício et al. 2008); "Eleoscytalopus Maurício, Mata, Bornschein, Cadena, Alvarenga and Bonatto, 2008, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 49 (1), p. 125+.  Type, by original designation, Myiothera indigotica zu Wied, 1831." (JAJ 2021).

indigotica / indigoticus
Mod. L. indigoticus  indigo-blue  < L. indicum  indigo  < Gr. ινδικον indikon  indigo.