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DENDROCOLAPTES

(Furnariidae; Ϯ Amazonian Barred Woodcreeper D. certhia) Gr. δενδροκολαπτης dendrokolaptēs  woodpecker  < δενδρον dendron  tree; κολαπτω kolaptō  to peck; "DENDROCOLAPTES. Nobis.  Rostrum vel incurvum vel rectum, basi nudum.  Lingua . . .  Pedes ambulatorii, digito posteriore modico.  Rectricum rhachis in setam producta.  Pic-Grimperau, Buffon T. VII. Victus moresque prorsus pici.  Major species rostro valido, mandibula superiore fornicata, subcurvata. Color fuscus.     Le Picucule de Cayenne. Pl. enlum. 621.  Minor species, rostro mediocri, rectissimo, acuto, dorso caudaque castaneis, capite, collo, ventreque nigris, albo-maculatis, more corvi caryocatactis.   Le Talapiot de Cayenne. Pl. enlum. t. 605.  Genus difficulter determinatur. Inter picum, sittam, certhiam intermedium.  Apud Gmelinum in Syst. Nat. hucusque non reperi." (Hermann 1804); "Dendrocolaptes Hermann, Observ. Zool., 1804, p. 135. Type, by subsequent designation, "D. Cayanensis (Gm.), Pl. enl. 621" = Picus certhia Boddaert (G. R. Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 18)....  1 Swainson's earlier designation of the same species as the type is invalid, since he credits the genus to Illiger, 1811." (Peters 1951, VII, 31).
Var. Dendrocaleptes, Dendrocalaptes.
Synon. Dendrocops, Dendrocopus, Orthocolaptes, Premnocopus.

dendrocolaptes

Gr. δενδροκολαπτης dendrokolaptēs  woodpecker  < δενδρον dendron  tree; κολαπτω kolaptō  to peck.