White-tipped Plantcutter / Phytotoma rutila

White-tipped Plantcutter / Phytotoma rutila

White-tipped Plantcutter

SCI Name:  Phytotoma rutila
Protonym:  Phytotoma rutila Nouv.Dict.Hist.Nat. 26 p.64
Category:  Passeriformes / Cotingidae /
Taxonomy Code:  whtpla1
Type Locality:  Paraguay (probably in southwest).
Author:  
Publish Year:  1818
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

PHYTOTOMA
(Cotingidae; Ϯ Chilean Plantcutter P. rara) Gr. φυτον phuton  plant  < φυω phuō  to grow; τομος tomos  cutting  < τεμνω temnō  to cut; "8. La Rara, Phytotoma Rara gen. nov. (2*)   ...   (2*) Phytotoma.  Rostrum conicum, rectum, serratum.  Nares ovatæ.  Lingua brevis, obtusa" (Molina 1782); "Phytotoma Molina, 1782, Saggio Stot. Nat. Chili, pp. 254, 345. Type, by monotypy, Phytotoma rara Molina." (Traylor in Peters 1979, VIII, 309). The distinctive plantcutters were formerly treated in a monogeneric family, the Phytotomidae, but are now considered allied to Zaratornis, Doliornis and Ampelion.
Var. Phytotome, Phitotoma.
Synon. Ptytotoma.

rutila
L. rutilus  golden, red, auburn.
● ex “African Heron” of Latham 1787 (?syn. Ardea sp.)
● ex “Habia dentudo” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 91 (Phytotoma).

SUBSPECIES

White-tipped Plantcutter (angustirostris)
SCI Name: Phytotoma rutila angustirostris
angustirostris
L. angustus  narrow; -rostris  -billed  < rostrum  beak.
● ex “Trepadore comun” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 242 (Lepidocolaptes).

White-tipped Plantcutter (rutila)
SCI Name: Phytotoma rutila rutila
rutila
L. rutilus  golden, red, auburn.
● ex “African Heron” of Latham 1787 (?syn. Ardea sp.)
● ex “Habia dentudo” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 91 (Phytotoma).