The Key to Scientific Names

Edited by James A. Jobling
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BATHOCELEUS

(Picidae; Banana Woodpecker B. hyphalus) Gr. βαθος bathos  deep water; κελεος keleos  woodpecker (cf. genus Celeus Boie, 1831, woodpecker); "Bathoceleus, new genus    TYPE OF GENUS. Bathoceleus hyphalus, new species.  ...  From Pleistocene at Banana Hole, New Providence Island, Bahamas   ...   Differs in generic characters from other West Indian woodpeckers.  ...  ETYMOLOGY. Greek, bathos, deep, and keleos, masculine, woodpecker" (Brodkorb 1959); "Bathoceleus Brodkorb, 1959, Bull. Florida State Museum, Biological Sciences, 4 (11), p. 362.  Type, by original designation, Bathoceleus hyphalus Brodkorb, 1959." (JAJ 2022) (see hyphalus).


Celeus (See: Cela)
Cela

Gr. κελης kelēs, κελητος kelētos  courser, race-horse  < κελλω kellō  to drive on.
• (Casuariidae; syn. Casuarius Double-wattled Cassowary C. casuarius) "56. KASUARIS, in 't Lat. Cela   Casuarius. by LINNÆUS. gesl. 63.  Emeu. by CLUSIUS. Exot. L. v. c. 3.  Casuel. by PERR. Mem. des Anim. 184.  ... † Deeze vogel gelykt meer naar een Kasuaris dan naar een Struis. Hy heeft, zegt RAY, aan den voet vier vingeren, drie van vooren en éénen van agteren, die dik en rond is" (Moehring 1758); "b. Ohne Hinterzehe, Wadfüße, Schn. mäßig.  2. Gattung. Cela, Eme, Kasuar, Kasuel  ...  1. Art. Gem. Eme, Struthio Casuarius, Cela  ...  2. Art. Neu-Holländischer Eme" (Oken 1816); "Cela Oken, 1816, Lehrbuch Naturgesch., III, Zool. (2), p. 646.  Alternative name for Casuarius Brisson, 1760." (JAJ 2021).
• (Otididae; syn. Chlamydotis † Houbara Bustard C. undulata) "XIII. Tribu. ——  OISEAUX SENSIERS.  OUTARDES.   ...   3. O. nasier.  Otis.    4. O. oreillier.  Cela." (Oken, 1821, Esquisse du système d'anatomie, de physiologie et d'histoire naturelle, p. 60 (nom. nud.).  For the purposes of The Key only, type here fixed by subsequent designation, "O. oreillier" of Oken = Psophia undulata von Jacquin, 1784." (JAJ 2021).
• ‡ (Emeidae; syn. Euryapteryx Broad-billed Moa E. curtus) "Genera et Species typicae   ...   1. x Cela (MÖHRING)  curta (Dinornis curtus Owen Zool. Transact. III. 327. pl. 47 et 48.) R." (Reichenbach 1853); "Cela Reichenbach, 1853, Avium Systema Naturale, p. XXX (not of Moehring, 1758, nor of Oken, 1816, nor of Illiger, 1826 (nom. dub)).  Type, by original designation, Dinornis curtus Owen, 1846." (JAJ 2020) (see Emeus).
Var. Celeus.


CELEUS

(Picidae; Ϯ Blond-crested Woodpecker C. flavescens) Gr. κελεος keleos  green woodpecker (cf. Gr. myth. Celeus, king of Eleusis, proverbial for his rustic dress and love of agricultural pursuits); "Celeus für die americanischen P. flavescens, P. exalbidus, P. ochraceus Spix, P. cinnamomeus Lath., P. brunneus Licht., P. tinunculus Wagl., badioides Less. centu. p. 14, denen vielleicht asiatische beyzugesellen.  Ein Mitkennzeichen für die Gattung gibt die Holle der meisten Arten, die aus mit ordentlichen Schäften und Fahnen versehenen Federn gebildet ist, ab. Viele andere Arten müssen einstweilig unter dem Namen Picus vereinigt bleiben" (Boie 1831); "Celeus Boie, Isis von Oken, 1831, col. 542. Type, by subsequent designation, C. flavescens (Gm.) = Picus flavescens Gmelin. (G. R. Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 55.)" (Peters, 1948, VI, p. 122).
Synon. Celeopicos, Cerchneipicus, Cerchneopipo, Crocomorphus, Malacolophus, Xanthopicus.
● see  Cela


Nesoceleus

(Picidae; syn. Colaptes Fernandina's Flicker C. fernandinae) Gr. νησος nēsos  island (= Cuba); genus Celeus Boie, 1831, woodpecker; "NESOCELEUS, gen. nov.  ...Genus propter nares omnino denudatas Celeinis adjungendum, quamvis habitu generali Colapti magis simile.  Typus, N. FERNANDINÆ, i.e. Colaptes fernandinæ, Vig. et auctt. ex Cuba" (P. Sclater & Salvin 1873; "Nesoceleus Sclater and Salvin, Nomen. Avium Neotropicalum, 1873, pp. 101, 155 (Type [by original designation] Colaptes fernandinae Vigors)." (Cory, 1919, Cat. Birds Americas, Pt. II (2), p. 416).


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