Pycnonotus

Pycnonotus is a genus of songbird in the bulbul family (Pycnonotidae).

Pycnonotus
Olive-winged Bulbul.jpg
Olive-winged bulbul (Pycnonotus plumosus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Pycnonotus
F. Boie, 1826
Synonyms
  • Brachypus
  • Haematornis
  • Kelaartia
  • Micropus
  • Molpastes
  • Oreoctistes
  • Otocompsa
  • Xanthiscus
Yellow-vented bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier)

Taxonomy and systematicsEdit

The genus Pycnonotus was introduced by the German zoologist Friedrich Boie in 1826 with the Cape bulbul as the type species.[1] The name of the genus combines the Ancient Greek words puknos "thick" or "compact" and -nōtos "-backed".[2]

The genus contains the following 32 species:[3]

Former speciesEdit

In previous circumscriptions the genus Pycnonotus was considerably larger. Recent taxonomic revisions have seen many species transferred to other genera.

In 2010, eighteen former Pycnonotus species were reclassified into different genera, either directly from Pycnonotus or from the genus Andropadus, to which they had already been transferred by some authorities. These changes were as follows:

In 2020, a further 17 species were transferred to other genera:[3][19]

Other former Pycnonotus species include:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Boie, Friedrich (1826). "Generalübersicht". Isis von Oken (in German). 19. Col 973.
  2. ^ Jobling, J.A. (2018). del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J.; Christie, D.A.; de Juana, E. (eds.). "Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology". Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions. Retrieved 13 May 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b c Gill, F.; Donsker, D.; Rasmussen, P. (eds.). "Family Pycnonotidae". IOC World Bird List. Version 10.2. International Ornithological Congress. Retrieved 3 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Taxonomy Version 2 « IOC World Bird List". www.worldbirdnames.org. Retrieved 2017-04-02.
  5. ^ "Stelgidillas gracilirostris - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2017-04-07.
  6. ^ "Arizelocichla masukuensis - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2017-04-02.
  7. ^ "Arizelocichla kakamegae kakamegae - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2017-04-02.
  8. ^ "Arizelocichla montana - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2017-04-03.
  9. ^ "Arizelocichla tephrolaema - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2017-04-03.
  10. ^ "Arizelocichla nigriceps nigriceps - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2017-04-07.
  11. ^ "Arizelocichla chlorigula - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  12. ^ "Arizelocichla milanjensis - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  13. ^ "Arizelocichla olivaceiceps - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  14. ^ "Eurillas virens [incl. hallae] - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2017-04-07.
  15. ^ "Eurillas gracilis - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2017-04-09.
  16. ^ "Eurillas ansorgei - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2017-04-09.
  17. ^ "Eurillas curvirostris - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2017-04-09.
  18. ^ "Eurillas latirostris - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2017-04-10.
  19. ^ Gill, F.; Donsker, D.; Rasmussen, P. (eds.). "Taxonomic Updates". IOC World Bird List. International Ornithological Congress. Retrieved 3 August 2020.
  20. ^ "Andropadus importunus - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2017-04-10.
  21. ^ "Atimastillas flavicollis - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2017-04-16.
  22. ^ Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum: Passeriformes, or perching birds. Cichlomorphœ: pt. III-IV, containing the ... family Timeliidœ (babbling-thrushes) by R.B. Sharpe. order of the Trustees. 1881-01-01.
  23. ^ "Tricholestes criniger - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2017-06-02.
  24. ^ Fuchs, Jérôme; Pasquet, Eric; Stuart, Bryan L.; Woxvold, Iain A.; Duckworth, J. W.; Bowie, Rauri C. K. (2018). "Phylogenetic affinities of the enigmatic Bare-faced Bulbul Pycnonotus hualon with description of a new genus". Ibis. 160 (3): 659–665. doi:10.1111/ibi.12580. ISSN 1474-919X.

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