White-chinned Myzomela / Myzomela albigula

White-chinned Myzomela / Myzomela albigula

White-chinned Myzomela

SCI Name:  Myzomela albigula
Protonym:  Myzomela albigula Bull.Br.Orn.Club 8 p.20
Category:  Passeriformes / Meliphagidae /
Taxonomy Code:  whcmyz1
Type Locality:  Rossel Island, Louisiade Archipelago.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1898
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

MYZOMELA
(Meliphagidae; Ϯ Scarlet Myzomela M. sanguinolenta) Gr. μυζαω muzaō  to suck; μελι meli  honey; "This section forms an interesting subdivision of the present group [Meliphagidae], as marking the passage to the Cinnyridæ ...  this type of form may be generically characterized as follows, the Mel. cardinalis being the normal species.  Genus. MYZOMELA.  Rostrum breve, gracile; culmine arcuato, ad basin subcultrato; naribus longitudinalibus, linearibus, perangustis, membrana supra tectis, rostri tertiam partem longitudine æquantibus.  Lingua, alæ, pedesque iidem fere ut in Meliphagis veris.  Cauda subbrevis, æqualis" (Vigors & Horsfield 1827); "Myzomela Vigors and Horsfield, 1827, Trans. Linn. Soc. London, 15, p. 318 [=316]. Type, by original designation, Meliphaga cardinalis Vigors and Horsfield = Certhia sanguinolenta Latham." (Salomonsen in Peters 1967, XII, 350).
Var. Mysomela.
Synon. Cosmeteira, Melomyza.    

albigula
L. albus white; gula throat.

SUBSPECIES

White-chinned Myzomela (albigula)
SCI Name: Myzomela albigula albigula
albigula
L. albus white; gula throat.

White-chinned Myzomela (pallidior)
SCI Name: Myzomela albigula pallidior
pallidior / pallidiora
L. pallidior, pallidioris  paler  < comp. pallidus  pale  < pallere  to be pale.