Anianiau / Magumma parva


Here the details of the Anianiau named bird below:

SCI Name:  Magumma parva
Protonym:  Himatione parva Proc.U.S.Natl.Mus. 10 p.94
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Fringillidae /
Taxonomy Code:  aniani
Type Locality:  Kauai.
Publish Year:  1887
IUCN Status:  


(Fringillidae; Ϯ Anianiau M. parva) Olson 2006, suggested that this name is a cryptic anagram of the Greek letters γαμμα gamma G, and μυ mu M, representing Gregory Mathews’s initials (cf. Pratt 2005: “Meaning of genus name not stated by its author (Mathews 1925), and it appears not to have classical connections; possibly a patronym.”); "Magumma, gen. nov.  Type, Himatione parva Stejneger, 1887.  Perkins, Fauna Hawaiiensis, pt. vii. 1904, made for this a new genus Rothschildia, but this name is pre-occupied for a genus of moth, so the above is necessary." (Mathews 1925) (cf. Gummyza).  Like most Hawaiian drepanids, the Anianiau has had a switchback taxonomic history, but is now considered to be without close relatives.
Synon. Rothschildia.

L. parvus  small, little, short.
● ex “Favorite de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 897, and “Favorite” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (syn. Porphyrula flavirostris).
ex “Petite Poule-Sultane” of Brisson 1760 (syn. Porphyrula martinica).
● ex “Fou de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 973, “Petit Fou” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Lesser Booby” of Latham 1785 (syn. Sula leucogaster).