Cormobates Placens Bird

Cormobates Placens Bird

Cormobates Placens Bird

English Name:  Papuan Treecreeper
Latin Name:  Cormobates placens
Protonym:  Climacteris placens Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1873) (1873), Pt3 p.693
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Climacteridae / Cormobates
Taxonomy Code:  paptre1
Type Locality:  Hatam, Arfak Mountains.
Author:  Sclater, PL
Publish Year:  1874
IUCN Status:  Least Concern


(Climacteridae; Ϯ White-throated Treecreeper C. leucophaea) Gr. κορμος kormos  tree-trunk, log; βατης batēs  walker   < βατεω bateō  to tread  < βαινω bainō  to walk; "The type of Climacteris is not by original designation as the genus included two species, and Gray, List Genera Birds, 1st ed., p. 18, 1840, selected C. picumnus. Through the confusion of the names, picumnus being used for the bird now known as leucophœa, a new name was given to picumnus Temm., which was wrong. I now propose the genus name Cormobates for Latham's Certhia leucophœa as determined as equivalent to Climacteris scandens Temminck and Laugier and a rearrangement of names and also forms is necessary" (Mathews 1922); "Cormobates Mathews, Austral Av. Rec. vol. v. p. 6, July 17th, 1922.  Type (by original designation): Certhia leucophœa Lath." (Mathews, 1930, Syst. Av. Austral., II, p. 694).

placens / placentis
L. placens, placentis  charming, pleasing  < placere  to please.


Papuan Treecreeper (placens)
Latin Name: Cormobates placens placens
placens / placentis
L. placens, placentis  charming, pleasing  < placere  to please.

Papuan Treecreeper (steini)
Latin Name: Cormobates placens steini
Dr Georg Hermann Wilhelm Stein (1897-1976) German zoologist, collector in the East Indies and New Guinea (subsp. Aerodramus vanikorensis, subsp. Butorides striata, subsp. Cormobates placens, syn. Crateroscelis robusta sanfordi, syn. Gennaeodryas placens, subsp. Microptilotis montanus, subsp. Monarcha cinerascens, subsp. Myzomela nigrita, subsp. Poecilodryas hypoleuca, subsp. Rallicula forbesi, syn. Zosterops montanus).

Papuan Treecreeper (inexpectata)
Latin Name: Cormobates placens inexpectata
inexpecta / inexpectata / inexpectatum / inexpectatus / inexpectus / inexspectata / inexspectatus
L. inexspectatus  unexpected, surprising, unlooked for  < in-  not; exspectatus  awaited, expected  < exspectare  to await.
● “In view of the stability shown by Arremonops conirostris conirostris through a wide area, the appearance of this form so near the type-locality of that race is surprising and inexplicable” (Chapman 1914) (subsp. Arremonops conirostris).
● “It certainly was unexpected to find such a striking and hitherto unknown species on Guadalcanar, and this and the discovery of other new forms on the island shows that the ornithological exploration of Guadalcanar has hitherto been very imperfect” (Hartert 1929) (Guadalcanaria).
● “et necata inexpectatum nobis gaudium dedit novae speciei, ante nunquam visae” (Forster 1844) (Pterodroma).
● "Named both for the unexpected nature of its distribution, being restricted to two provinces of Ghana, and the fact that there are no obvious geographic barriers that separate it from two other members of the genus" (Voelker et al. 2016) (subsp. Stiphrornis erythrothorax).
● “On examining a large series of birdskins collected in the northern parts of Celebes and presented to the Leyden Museum by S. C. I. W. van Musschenbroek, Esq., I was quite astonished to find, that there exists in the Minahassa, beside Strix [= Tyto ] Rosenbergii, another large species of Barn-owl, very different as well from Strix Rosenbergii as from all the other known species” (Schlegel 1879) (Tyto).

Papuan Treecreeper (meridionalis)
Latin Name: Cormobates placens meridionalis
meridionale / meridionalis
L. meridionalis  southern  < meridies  south.
● Cayenne; ex “Rufous-headed Falcon” of Latham 1787 (Heterospizias).
● South Island, New Zealand; ex “Southern brown Parrot” of Latham 1781 (Nestor).
● Erroneous TL. Bahamas (= Trinidad) (syn. Trogon violaceus).