KLEINOTHRAUPIS

(Thraupidae; Ϯ Black-capped Hemispingus K. atropileus) Nedra Kathryn Klein (1951-2001) US ornithologist (Laurent Raty in litt.); Gr. θραυπις thraupis  unidentified small bird, perhaps some kind of finch, mentioned by Aristotle. In ornithology thraupis signifies tanager; "14. Kleinothraupis, new genus (Fig. 3)   Type species. Arremon atropileus Lafresnaye, 1842 (as "atro-pileus," currently Hemispingus atropileus).  ...  We are pleased to name this genus for Nedra K. Klein (1951-2001), an avian systematist and evolutionary biologist  ... Given that she worked on both tanagers and warblers, and given the morphological similarity of the species in this genus to warblers, we are pleased to name this genus in her honor. The genus name is formed from Nedra's surname (Klein) and the Greek θραυπις. The name Kleinothraupis is feminine in gender.  ...  The name atropileus is a noun in apposition and invariable." (Burns et al. 2016) (OD per Richard Klim).

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 18 December 2018).