Dendrocitta Frontalis Bird
Protonym: Dendrocitta frontalis Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1839) (1839), Pt7 no.82 p.163
Taxonomy: Passeriformes / Corvidae / Dendrocitta
Taxonomy Code: coltre1
Type Locality: Assam.
Publish Year: 1840
IUCN Status: Least Concern
(Corvidae; Ϯ White-bellied Treepie D. leucogastra) Gr. δενδρον dendron tree; κιττα kitta magpie; "The genus proposed by Mr. Gould comprehends the Pica vagabunda, Wagl., Pica Sinensis, Gray, and a third species which the author believes to have been hitherto unnoticed. To this group, on account of its arboreal habits, he gives the name of DENDROCITTA. Rostrum capite brevius, cultratum, ad basin latum, culmine arcuato, lateribus subtumidis. Nares basales, plumis setaceis partim tectæ. Alæ mediocres, remigibus 5ta 6taque longioribus. Cauda elongata, cuneata, rectricibus spatulatis. Tarsi breves, debiles. Digiti mediocres. Hallux fortis, ungue forti, incurvo. Typus genericus. DENDROCITTA LEUCOGASTRA. ... The shortness and comparative feeblenessof the tarsi in Dendrocitta, and its more elongated tail, the feathers of which are equally graduated, except the two middle ones which are much longer than the others, distinguish it from the typical Picæ, the common Magpie for example. These characters are in accordance with its habit of wandering from tree to tree in search of its food. It is further distinguished by the form of its bill. All the species yet known are natives of Eastern Asia." (Gould 1833); "Dendrocitta Gould, 1833, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, p. 57. Type, by original designation, Dendrocitta leucogastra Gould." (Vaurie in Peters, 1962, XV, p. 246).
frontale / frontalis
L. frontalis fronted, frontal < frontalia or frontale frontlet < frons, frontis forehead, brow (ref. distinctive, contrastingly coloured forehead patch, usually black or red).
● ex “Faucon Huppé” of Levaillant 1798, pl. 28 (syn. Crinifer piscator).
● Front Range, Rocky Mts., Colorado, USA (syn. Otus flammeolus).
● ex “Perruche Ara à Bandeau Rouge” of Levaillant 1801 (Pyrrhura).
UPPERCASE: current genus
Uppercase first letter: generic synonym
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lowercase: species and subspecies
●: early names, variants, mispellings
†: type species
Gr.: ancient Greek
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ex: based on
TL: type locality
OD: original diagnosis (genus) or original description (species)