White-whiskered Laughingthrush / Trochalopteron morrisonianum

White-whiskered Laughingthrush / Trochalopteron morrisonianum

White-whiskered Laughingthrush

SCI Name:  Trochalopteron morrisonianum
Protonym:  Trochalopterum morrisonianum Bull.Br.Orn.Club 16 p.120
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Leiothrichidae /
Taxonomy Code:  whwlau1
Type Locality:  Mount Morrison, Formosa.
Publish Year:  1906
IUCN Status:  


(Leiothrichidae; Ϯ Scaly Laughingthrush T. subunicolor) Gr. τροχαλος trokhalos  round, bowed; πτερον pteron  wing; "* In a list of specimens now on their way from Mr. Hodgson, I find three species mentioned, by the names leucopophlus (Quære leucolophos), erythropterus, and subunicolor; this last, with setafer and others, constituting Mr. Hodgson's division Trochalopteron, the propriety of adopting which name will depend on whether Mr. Swainson's Crateropus Reinwardii be considered admissable into the group, in which case it must bear the appellation Crateropus.  The specimens adverted to have since arrived, but Tr. leucopophlus (?) and erythropterus are not among them; and of Tr. subunicolor, a nestling specimen only is sent, of a species nearly allied to Tr. erythrocephalus, chrysopterus, and affinis, especially to the latter, but having a shorter and thicker bill than in that bird." (Blyth 1843); "Trochalopteron Blyth, 1843, Journ. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 12, p. 952, footnote. Type, by subsequent designation (Baker, 1930, Fauna Brit. Inida, Birds, ed. 2, 7, p. 30), Trochalopteron subunicolor Blyth." (Deignan in Peters 1964, X, 348).
Var. Trochalopterum.
Synon. GaleropisMontecincla, Pterocyclus, Strophocincla.

morrisonia / morrisoniana / morrisonianum / morrisonianus
Mt. Morrison, Formosa (= Yü Shān or Hsin Kao Shān, the highest mountain in Taiwan) (named for Capt. W. Morrison, US mariner who sighted the mountain in 1857).