White-cheeked Antbird / Gymnopithys leucaspis

White-cheeked Antbird / Gymnopithys leucaspis

White-cheeked Antbird

SCI Name:  Gymnopithys leucaspis
Protonym:  Myrmeciza leucaspis Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1854) (1854), Pt22 no.275 p.253 pl.70
Category:  Passeriformes / Thamnophilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  whcant1
Type Locality:  Chamicuros, Peru, ''Bogota''; and Cobati on the Rio Negro. Villavicencio suggested as type locality by Niceforo, Caldasia, 4, no. 19, 1947, p. 345.
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Publish Year:  1855
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DEFINITIONS

GYMNOPITHYS
(Thamnophilidae; Ϯ Rufous-throated Antbird G. rufigula) Gr. γυμνος gumnos  bare, naked; genus Pithys Vieillot, 1818, antbird; "Bare orbital ring imparts startled, 'wide-eyed' look" (Hilty 2003); "Myiothereæ.   ...   1264. Gymnopithys, Schiff." (Bonaparte 1854); "TYRANNINÆ   ...   71. Pithys albifrons, Vieill. ex Gm.   72. Gymnopithys pectoralis, Schiff, ex Lath." (Bonaparte 1857); "Gymnopithys Bonaparte,1 Bull. Soc. Linn. Normandie, 2, 1857, p. 35. Type, by monotypy Gymnopithys pectoralis "Schiff, ex Lath." = Turdus pectoralis Latham = Turdus rufigula Boddaert.   ...   1 This name is a nomen nudum in Ann. Sci. Nat., Zool. (4), 1, 1854, p. 132." (Peters, 1951, VII, p. 246). 
Synon. Anoplops.

leucaspis
Gr. λευκασπις leukaspis, λευκασπιδος leukaspidos  white-shielded  < λευκος leukos  white; ασπις aspis, ασπιδος aspidos  shield.

SUBSPECIES

White-cheeked Antbird (leucaspis)
SCI Name: Gymnopithys leucaspis leucaspis
leucaspis
Gr. λευκασπις leukaspis, λευκασπιδος leukaspidos  white-shielded  < λευκος leukos  white; ασπις aspis, ασπιδος aspidos  shield.

White-cheeked Antbird (castaneus)
SCI Name: Gymnopithys leucaspis castaneus
castaneum / castaneus
L. castaneus  chestnut-coloured  < castanea  chestnut  < Gr. καστανον kastanon  chestnut.
● ex “Carouge de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 343 (syn. Icterus spurius).

White-cheeked Antbird (lateralis)
SCI Name: Gymnopithys leucaspis lateralis
laterale / lateralis
L. lateralis  of the side, lateral  < latus  side  (cf. Late L. lateralis  of brick  < L. later  brick).
● ex “Rusty-sided Warbler” of Latham 1801 (Zosterops).

White-cheeked Antbird (peruanus)
SCI Name: Gymnopithys leucaspis peruanus
peruana / peruanum / peruanus / peruvia / peruviana / peruvianus / peruviensis
Peru. Said to be named after Biru, a local Inca encountered by the conquistadores (although the name is also accredited to a Panamanian cazique). Until the early 18th century the Viceroyalty of Peru included all Spanish possessions in South America.
● ex “Geai du Pérou” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 625, and de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Peruvian Jay” of Latham 1781 (syn. Cyanocorax yncas).
● ex “Coq de Roche du Pérou” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 745, and de Buffon 1770-1783 (Rupicola).
● Erroneous TL. Peru (= Brazil) (Tangara).
Erroneous TL. Peru (= Tahiti) (Vini).