Whitehead’s Trogon / Harpactes whiteheadi

Whitehead\'s Trogon / Harpactes whiteheadi

Whitehead's Trogon

SCI Name:  Harpactes whiteheadi
Protonym:  Harpactes whiteheadi Ibis p.395 pl.12
Taxonomy:  Trogoniformes / Trogonidae /
Taxonomy Code:  whitro1
Type Locality:  Kina Balu, Borneo.
Publish Year:  1888
IUCN Status:  


(Trogonidae; Ϯ Malabar Trogon H. fasciatus) Gr. ἁρπακτης harpaktēs  robber  < ἁρπαζω harpazō  to rob; alluding to the heavy bodies and strong, deeply notched bills of these oriental trogons; "SUB-GENERA.  ...  3. Bill entire. Inhabits tropical Asia.   HARPACTES, Sw." (Swainson 1833); "Harpactes, Sw.  Bill stronger: both mandibles deeply notched at their tips, but the margins smooth. Nostrils partially naked. Tarsus only half feathered. The anterior toes less united.  Tropical Asia.  The conirostral type.   Malabaricus. Gould, Mon.   erythrocephalus. Ib.   Gouldii. (Sw.) P. C. 121.   Temminckii. P. Col. 321.   Duvaucellii. Ib. 291.   Diardi. Ib. 54." (Swainson 1837); "Harpactes Swainson, Zool. Illustr. (2), 3, 1832-33 (1833), p. 107 (in key). Diagnosis only, no type or included species. Species added, Swainson, Classif. Bds., 2, 1837, p. 337. Type, by subsequent designation, Trogon malabaricus Gould.(Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 10.)   ...   2 This name is not antedated by Harpactes Templeton, Zool. Journ., 5, 1829-1834, p. 401, since the part of the Zool. Journ. containing that name was not published until Nov. or Dec. 1835." (Peters, 1945, V, p. 161).
Var. Harpactor.
Synon. Duvaucelius, Hapalurus, Oreskios, Pyrotrogon.

● John Whitehead (1860-1899) British explorer, collector in Borneo 1885-1888, the Philippines 1893-1896, and Hainan 1899 (Aerodramus, Calyptomena, syn. Dicaeum haematostictum, subsp. Dicrurus leucophaeus (ex Buchanga palawanensis Whitehead, 1890), Harpactes, syn. Leptocoma sperata henkei, subsp. Lophura nycthemera, syn. Nisaetus nipalensis, syn. Pachycephala grisola plateni, subsp. Prioniturus discurus, Sitta, syn. Strix seloputo wiepkeni, syn. Trichastoma bicolor, subsp. Turdus poliocephalus, subsp. Turnix sylvaticus, Urocissa, Urosphena, subsp. Zosterops montanus, Zosterornis).
● Maj. Charles Hugh Tempest Whitehead (1880-1915) British Army in India, collector (syn. Zoothera mollissima).