Yemen Linnet / Linaria yemenensis

Yemen Linnet / Linaria yemenensis

Yemen Linnet

SCI Name:  Linaria yemenensis
Protonym:  Pseudacanthis yemenensis Bull.Br.Orn.Club 31 p.89
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Fringillidae /
Taxonomy Code:  yemlin1
Type Locality:  Menacha, Yemen.
Publish Year:  1913
IUCN Status:  


(Fringillidae; Ϯ Common Linnet L. cannabina) Late Med. L. linaria  linnet  < L. linarius  belonging to flax  < linum  flax; "Mit im Umfange rundem, kurzem und kurzzugespitztem Schnabel.  Die Nahrung bloß öhlige Sämereyen. (Linaria.)  7. Hanffink (Hänfling: F. cannabina et Linota, Linn.)" (Bechstein 1802); "54. SIZERIN, Linaria. Fringilla, Linn. Gm. Lath.  Bec très-court, couvert à la base de petites plumes décomposées et dirigées en avant, droit, grêle et aigu à la pointe.—Mandibule inférieure à bords bidentés vers l'origine.  Esp. Sizerin, Buff." (Vieillot 1816).
Synon. AcanthisAgriospiza, Cannabia, Cannabina, Linophaga, Linota, Pseudacanthis, Sizeris, Warsanglia.
● (syn. Passerina Ϯ Indigo Bunting P. cyanea) Late Med. L. linaria  linnet; "‡Linaria ciris; the painted finch, or nonpareil.  *L. cyanea; the blue linnet.   ...   Linaria ciris (emberiza ciris Linn.) or painted finch, or nonpareil of Catesby, is not seen North of Cape Fear, in North Carolina, and seldom ten miles from the sea coast, or perhaps twenty or thirty miles, near the banks of great river   ...   Linaria cyanea (tanagra Linn.) the blue linnet, is supposed by some to be the nonpareil, in an early stage of life, not being yet arrived to his brilliancy and variety of colours; but this is certainly a mistake, for the blue linnet is longer and of a slenderer configuration, and their notes more variable, vehement and sonorous." (Bartram 1792); "Linaria BARTRAM, Travels through Carolina, etc., 1791. p. — (London ed., 1792, pp. 289, 297)  ...  Type, Tanagra cyanea LINNAEUS.  (Present designation.)" (Richmond 1917).

Late Med. L. linaria  linnet  < L. linarius  linen-weaver, belonging to flax  < linum  flax.
● "98. FRINGILLA.  ...  Linaria.  23. F. remigibus rectricibusque fuscis margine obsolete pallido, litura alarum albida. Fn. svec. 210.  Linaria rubra. Gesn. av. 591. Aldr. orn. l. 18. c. 9. Will. orn. 191. Raj. av. 91. n. 3. Alb. av. 3. p. 70. t. 75. Frisch. av. t. 10. f. 3. 4.  Habitat in Europa." (Linnaeus 1758) (syn. Acanthis flammea).

yemenensis / yemensis