ISLEROTHRAUPIS

(Thraupidae; Ϯ Flame-crested Tanager I. cristata) Morton L. Isler (b. 1929) and Phyllis R. Isler (b. 1931) US ornithologists; Gr. θραυπις thraupis  unidentified small bird, perhaps a type of finch, mentioned by Aristotle. In ornithology thraupis signifies tanager. "8. Islerothraupis, new genus (Fig. 2)   Type species. Tanagra cristata Linnaeus, 1766 (currently Tachyphonus cristatus).  ...  Etymology. We are pleased to name this clade for Morton L. and Phyllis R. Isler, who published the definitive work on tanagers (Isler & Isler 1999).  ... We form the genus name from their last name, Isler, and the Greek θραυπις, "a kind of finch mentioned by Aristotle" (Jobling 2010: 385), commonly used in ornithology to coin tanager names. Its gender is feminine" (Burns et al. 2016) (OD per Richard Klim).

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 23 January 2019).