Yellow-winged Tanager / Thraupis abbas

Yellow-winged Tanager / Thraupis abbas

Yellow-winged Tanager

SCI Name:  Thraupis abbas
Protonym:  Tanagra Abbas Preis-Verzeichn.Saugeth.Vog.Mex.gesam. p.2
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Thraupidae /
Taxonomy Code:  yewtan1
Type Locality:  Jalapa [, Veracruz], Mexico, fide Stresemann, 1954, Condor, 56, p. 91.
Publish Year:  1830
IUCN Status:  


(syn. Tangara Ϯ Golden-chevroned Tanager T. ornata) Gr. θραυπις thraupis  unidentified small bird, perhaps some kind of finch, mentioned by Aristotle. In ornithology thraupis signifies tanager. "XII. Fam. Tangaridae.  Tanagra Lin.   ...   Thraupis: Tan. archiepiscopus Desm. u. s. w." (Boie 1826); "Thraupis Boie, 1826, Isis von Oken, col. 974. Type, by virtual monotypy, Tanagra archiepiscopus Desmarest = Tanagra ornata Sparrman.   ...   Placed on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, 1968, Bull. Zool. Nomencl., 25, p. 74." (Storer in Peters 1970, XIII, 318).   Var. Thrapis.

Late L. abbas, abbatis  abbot  < L. abba  father.
● "70. [Tanagra] Abbas Lichtenst.  Körper gelbgrün, Kopf blau, Flügel schwarz mit gelbem Spiegel." (Deppe 1830 per Cabanis 1863); probably complimenting Tanagra episcopus Linnaeus, 1766 (Tangara).