Yellow-tinted Honeyeater / Ptilotula flavescens

Yellow-tinted Honeyeater / Ptilotula flavescens

Yellow-tinted Honeyeater

SCI Name:  Ptilotula flavescens
Protonym:  Ptilotis flavescens Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1839) (1839), Pt7 no.82 p.144
Category:  Passeriformes / Meliphagidae /
Taxonomy Code:  yethon2
Type Locality:  'North-West coast of Australia,'' restricted to Derby by Mathews, 1912, Novit. Zool., 18 (1911), p. 411.
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Publish Year:  1840
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DEFINITIONS

PTILOTULA
(Meliphagidae; Ϯ Yellow-tinted Honeyeater P. flavescens) Dim. < genus Ptilotis Swainson, 1837, meliphaga; "The genus Ptilotis as here used would be considered polyphyletic by genus splitters. Though the Australian species have so far escaped attention from such, the New Guinea species have been split off. I consider that those who would accept such genera as Xanthotis would also need genera as follows. Caloptilotis (nov.) for P. macleayana Ramsay: Paraptilotis (nov.) for P. fusca Gould: Lophoptilotis (nov.) for P. leadbeateri McCoy: and Ptilotula (nov.) for P. flavescens Gould." (Mathews 1912).
Synon. Paraptilotis, Sacramela.

flavescens
L. flavescens, flavescentis  golden-yellowish  < flavescere  to become golden  < flavere  to be golden-yellow  < flavus  yellow, golden.
● ex “Yellow-crested Woodpecker” of Brown 1776, and Latham 1782 (Celeus).
● ex “Figuier du Sénégal” and “Figuier à ventre jaune du Sénégal” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 582, figs.1, 3, and de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Citron-bellied Warbler” of Latham 1783 (?syn. Eremomela pusilla).

SUBSPECIES

Yellow-tinted Honeyeater (flavescens)
SCI Name: Ptilotula flavescens flavescens
flavescens
L. flavescens, flavescentis  golden-yellowish  < flavescere  to become golden  < flavere  to be golden-yellow  < flavus  yellow, golden.
● ex “Yellow-crested Woodpecker” of Brown 1776, and Latham 1782 (Celeus).
● ex “Figuier du Sénégal” and “Figuier à ventre jaune du Sénégal” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 582, figs.1, 3, and de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Citron-bellied Warbler” of Latham 1783 (?syn. Eremomela pusilla).

Yellow-tinted Honeyeater (melvillensis)
SCI Name: Ptilotula flavescens melvillensis
melvillense / melvillensis / melvilli
Melville I., Northern Territory, Australia.