Broad-tailed Grassbird

Broad-tailed Grassbird / Schoenicola platyurus

Broad-tailed Grassbird

Here the details of the Broad-tailed Grassbird named bird below:

SCI Name:  Schoenicola platyurus
Protonym:  Thimalia platyura MadrasJ.Lit.Sci. 13 p.170
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Locustellidae /
Taxonomy Code:  brtgra2
Type Locality:  Goodaloor, foot of the Neilgherries (= Nilgiris).
Publish Year:  1841
IUCN Status:  


(Locustellidae; Ϯ Broad-tailed Grassbird S. platyurus) L. schoenus  rush, reed  < Gr. σχοινος skhoinos  reed, rush; -cola  dweller  < colere  to dwell; "Following the Sphenura should rank Mr. Jerdon's Timalia platyura, for which I have suggested to him the generic name Schœnicola; but I have not a specimen now by me wherefrom to draw up its particular characters." (Blyth 1844); "Schoenicola Blyth, 1844, Journ. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 13, p. 374. Type, by monotypy, Thimalia platyura Jerdon." (Watson in Peters 1986, XI, 49).
Var. Schaenicola.
Synon. Catriscus.

Gr. πλατυς platus  broad; -ουρος -ouros  -tailed  < ουρα oura  tail.

(syn. Merulaxis Ϯ Slaty Bristlefront M. ater) Gr. πλατυς platus  broad; ουρα oura  tail; "PLATYURUS, Sw.  ...  Tail (typically) lengthened and graduated; the feathers very soft and broad.  Feet very large.  ...  P. corniculatus. Braz. B. pl. 55.   affinis. Ib. pl. 57.   niger. Part 5. No. 128.   rubecola. Braz. B. pl. 14.   (aberrant.) lepturus. Kittlitz. pl. 5" (Swainson 1837).