Masked Antpitta

Masked Antpitta / Hylopezus auricularis

Masked Antpitta

Here the details of the Masked Antpitta named bird below:

SCI Name:  Hylopezus auricularis
Protonym:  Grallaria auricularis Ark.Zool. 33B no.13 p.7
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Grallariidae /
Taxonomy Code:  masant1
Type Locality:  Victoria, confluence of Rio Madre de Dios and Rio Beni, distr. of Madre de Dios, Bolivia. Col. pi., Kungl. Svenska Vet.-Akad. Handl. (3), 23, 1945, no. 1, pi. [l],fig.3.
Publish Year:  1941
IUCN Status:  


(Grallariidae; Streak-chested Antpitta H. perspicillatus) Gr ὑλη hulē  woodland, forest; πεζος pezos  walking  < πατεω pateō  to walk; "Hylopezus gen. nov. ... Related to Grallaria Vieillot but nasal fossæ longer and narrower ... nostrils more linear and separated from frontal feathering by naked integument; much weaker and more slender (nearly terete) bill, etc.  Type.- Grallaria perspicillata Lawrence.  ('Yλη, a wood, forest; πεζος, walking.)" (Ridgway 1909); "Hylopezus RIDGWAY, Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash., 21, 1909, p. 71 (type [by original designation] Grallaria perspicillata LAWRENCE)." (Hellmayr, 1924, Cat. Birds Americas, Pt. III, 334).
Var. Hylopezas.

auriculare / auricularis
Med. L. auricularis  ear, eared  < L. auricula  ear  < dim. auris  ear.
● ex “Oricou” of Levaillant 1796, pl. 9 < French oreille  ear; cou  neck (syn. Torgos tracheliotus).