White-naped Woodpecker / Chrysocolaptes festivus

White-naped Woodpecker / Chrysocolaptes festivus

White-naped Woodpecker

SCI Name:  Chrysocolaptes festivus
Protonym:  Picus festivus TablePlanchesEnlum. p.43
Category:  Piciformes / Picidae /
Taxonomy Code:  whnwoo1
Type Locality:  Goa, ex Daubenton, pi. 696.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1783
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

CHRYSOCOLAPTES
(Picidae; Ϯ Javan Flameback  C. strictus) Gr. χρυσος khrusos  gold; κολαπτης kolaptēs  chiseller  < κολαπτω kolaptō  to peck; "the other group having a well developed fourth toe, and being altogether more powerfully formed, and highly typical or characteristic of the Woodpecker structure. To this last, which may be designated Chrysocolaptes, appertain P. strictus, Horsfield, (v. sultaneus, Hodgson),* P. hæmatribon, Wagler, and also I believe certain other species, together with the following:— P. (Chrysocolaptes) melanotus, Nobis.   ...   *This is generally, I believe, now considered to be P. Goensis, though the description of the latter by Daubenton and others certainly does not apply.—Referring to Dr. Horsfield's catalogue of Javanese birds prefixed to his Volume of Researches, I observe that he there refers his P. strictus to P. Goensis." (Blyth 1843); "Chrysocolaptes Blyth, Journ. As. Soc. Bengal, 12, pt. 2, 1843, p. 1004. Type, by subsequent designation, C. strictus = Picus strictus Horsfield. (Hargitt, Cat. Bds. Brit. Mus., 18, 1890, p. 442).2   ...   2 Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 92, designates Picus sultaneus Hodgson, but this was not one of the originally included species." (Peters, 1948, VI, p. 225).
Synon. Indopicus, Reinwardtipicus, Xylolepes.

festiva / festivus
L. festivus  festive, cheerful  < festus  of a holiday  < festum  feast.
● "44. PSITTACUS.  ...  festivus.  39. P: brachyurus viridis, fronte purpurascente, superciliis gulaque cæruleis, dorso sanguineo.  Habitat in Indiis.  Corpus magnitudine Columbæ." (Linnaeus 1758) (Amazona).
● ex “Pic verd de Goa” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 696, and “Goa Woodpecker” of Latham 1782 (Chrysocolaptes).

SUBSPECIES

White-naped Woodpecker (festivus)
SCI Name: Chrysocolaptes festivus festivus
festiva / festivus
L. festivus  festive, cheerful  < festus  of a holiday  < festum  feast.
● "44. PSITTACUS.  ...  festivus.  39. P: brachyurus viridis, fronte purpurascente, superciliis gulaque cæruleis, dorso sanguineo.  Habitat in Indiis.  Corpus magnitudine Columbæ." (Linnaeus 1758) (Amazona).
● ex “Pic verd de Goa” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 696, and “Goa Woodpecker” of Latham 1782 (Chrysocolaptes).

White-naped Woodpecker (tantus)
SCI Name: Chrysocolaptes festivus tantus
tantus
L. tantus  of such size, so great.