Mulleripicus Funebris Bird

Mulleripicus Funebris Bird

Mulleripicus Funebris Bird

English Name:  Northern Sooty-Woodpecker
Latin Name:  Mulleripicus funebris
Protonym:  Picus funebris Dict.Sci.Nat. 40 p.179
Taxonomy:  Piciformes / Picidae / Mulleripicus
Taxonomy Code:  soowoo1
Type Locality:  Philippine Islands.
Author:  Valenciennes
Publish Year:  1826
IUCN Status:  Near Threatened


(Picidae; Ϯ Great Slaty Woodpecker M. pulverulentus) Salomon Müller (1804-1864) German explorer, collector in the East Indies (cf. specific name Hemilophus muelleri Bonaparte, 1850 (= syn. M. pulverulentus)); L. picus  woodpecker; "3. HEMILOPHUS, Sw.   a. Mulleripicus, Bp. — 15. pulverulentus, Temm. (mackloti, Wagl. — mulleri, Bp.)" (Bonaparte 1854); "Hemilophus a Mulleripicus Bonaparte, Ateneo Italiano, 2, May, 1854, p. 122. (Consp. Vol. Zygodact., p. 7.) Type, by monotypy, Picus pulverulentus Temminck.   ...   Hemilophus Swainson, 1837, the oldest name for this genus is preoccupied by Hemilophus Audinet-Serville, 1835, Coleoptera." (Peters 1948, VI, 149). The student who delves into Prince Bonaparte’s passion for coining new names will find some fascinating material, but will be frustrated by the lack of explanation accompanying a large portion of them. Many of his contemporaries, and subsequent ornithologists of a less intuitive perception, were horrified and dismayed by his disregard for grammar and the classics. He was the darling of French ornithologists, who regarded him as “l’un des ornithologistes les plus célèbres de l’Europe”, but Cabanis raged about barbarisms which were neither Greek nor Latin, Coues dismissed his later work as worthless and pernicious, and Sharpe refused to recognise or use any of the Prince’s “nonsense- names” such as Mulleripicus, Graydidascalus, Kaupifalco and Reinwardtoena.
Var. Muelleripicus.
Synon. Alophonerpes, AlophusHemilophus, Lichtensteinipicus, Macropicus, Microstictus.

funebrae / funebrea / funebris
L. funebris  funereal  < funus, funeris  funeral (cf. funebria  funeral rites).


Northern Sooty-Woodpecker (funebris)
Latin Name: Mulleripicus funebris funebris
funebrae / funebrea / funebris
L. funebris  funereal  < funus, funeris  funeral (cf. funebria  funeral rites).

Northern Sooty-Woodpecker (mayri)
Latin Name: Mulleripicus funebris mayri
Dr Ernst Walter Mayr (1904-2005) German evolutionary biologist, ornithologist, systematist (syn. Aerodramus hirundinaceus, subsp. Amblyornis macgregoriae, subsp. Athene brama, syn. Burhinus oedicnemus indicus, subsp. Cecropis daurica, subsp. Cincloramphus macrurus, syn. Cinclosoma castanotum, subsp. Culicicapa helianthea, subsp. Ficedula westermanni, subsp. Lewinia pectoralis, subsp. Lonchura spectabilis, subsp. Megalaima virens, syn. Mixornis gularis rubicapilla, subsp. Mulleripicus funebris, syn. Phonygammus keraudrenii purpureoviolaceus, syn. Pogoniulus chrysoconus, Ptiloprora, subsp. Ptilorrhoa leucosticta, Rallicula, syn. Rhinortha chlorophaea, subsp. Roraimia adusta, subsp. Sarcophanops steerii, subsp. Tregellasia leucops, subsp. Trugon terrestris, subsp. Turnix maculosus, subsp. Zapornia pusilla).

Northern Sooty-Woodpecker (parkesi)
Latin Name: Mulleripicus funebris parkesi
Dr Kenneth Carroll Parkes (1922-2007) US ornithologist, taxonomist, collector in Mexico, Argentina and Philippines, Curator of Carnegie Mus., Pittsburgh 1962 (subsp. Buarremon brunneinuchus, syn. Chrysococcyx flavigularis, subsp. Ixos philippinus, subsp. Mulleripicus funebris, subsp. Saltator aurantiirostris, subsp. Setophaga petechia, subsp. Sporophila maximiliani, subsp. Vireo huttoni, subsp. Zosterops montanus).