Yapacana Antbird / Aprositornis disjuncta

Yapacana Antbird / Aprositornis disjuncta

Yapacana Antbird

SCI Name:  Aprositornis disjuncta
Protonym:  Myrmeciza disjuncta Proc.Biol.Soc.Wash. 58 p.83
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Thamnophilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  yapant1
Type Locality:  Cerro Yapacana, upper Orinoco, Venezuela.
Publish Year:  1945
IUCN Status:  


(Thamnophilidae; Ϯ Yapacana Antbird A. disjunctus) Gr. απροσιτος aprositos  hard to get at, unapproachable  < negative prefix α- a- ; προσιημι prosiēmi  to allow to approach; ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "Aprositornis Isler, Bravo, and Brumfield gen. nov.  Type species. Myrmeciza disjuncta Friedmann, 1945.  ... Loudsongs structurally distinct. Tail flicking unique in clade. Impenetrable sandy soil habitat.  Etymology. The feminine generic name is taken from the Greek aprositos (unapproachable, hard to get at) and ornis (bird), referring to its preference for impassable bushy habitats, which seems to explain why it was so poorly known until recently" (Isler et al. 2013); "Aprositornis Isler, Bravo and Brumfield, 2013, Zootaxa, 3717 (4), p. 478.  Type, by monotypy and original designation, Myrmeciza disjuncta Friedmann, 1945." (JAJ 2020). 

disjuncta / disjunctus
L. disiunctus separated < disiungere to separate.