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CORMOBATES

(Climacteridae; Ϯ White-throated Treecreeper C. leucophaea) Gr. κορμος kormos  tree-trunk, log; βατης batēs  walker   < βατεω bateō  to tread  < βαινω bainō  to walk; "The type of Climacteris is not by original designation as the genus included two species, and Gray, List Genera Birds, 1st ed., p. 18, 1840, selected C. picumnus. Through the confusion of the names, picumnus being used for the bird now known as leucophœa, a new name was given to picumnus Temm., which was wrong. I now propose the genus name Cormobates for Latham's Certhia leucophœa as determined as equivalent to Climacteris scandens Temminck and Laugier and a rearrangement of names and also forms is necessary" (Mathews 1922).