White-eared Monarch / Carterornis leucotis

White-eared Monarch / Carterornis leucotis

White-eared Monarch

SCI Name:  Carterornis leucotis
Protonym:  Monarcha leucotis Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1850) (1850), Pt18 no.213 p.201
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Monarchidae /
Taxonomy Code:  whemon1
Type Locality:  Cape York.
Publish Year:  1850
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(Monarchidae; Ϯ White-eared Monarch C. leucotis) Thomas Carter (1863-1931) English ornithologist, collector, pastoralist, explorer in Australia 1886-1921; Gr. ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "752. CARTERORNIS, gen. nov.  Differs from Piezorhynchus in its weaker bill and feet and in its different wing-formula: the third, fourth, fifth and sixth primaries are sub-equal and longest, the seventh longer than the second which is about twice the length of the first, the eighth sub-equal with second; from Symposiachrus in its longer narrower bill and different wing-formula.  Type, Monarcha leucotis Gould." (Mathews 1912); "Carterornis Mathews, 1912. Austral. Av. Rec. 1: 111.  Type, by original designation, Monarcha leucotis Gould." (Beehler and Pratt, 2016, Birds New Guinea, p. 449).
Synon. Chloromonarcha, Monarchanax.

Gr. λευκος leukos white; -ωτις -ōtis -eared < ους ous, ωτος ōtos ear.
● ex “Fourmilier à oreilles blanches de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 822, and “White-eared Manakin” of Latham 1783 (syn. Conopophaga aurita).