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PYRRHOLAEMUS

(Acanthizidae; Ϯ Redthroat P. brunneus) Gr. πυρρος purrhos  flame-coloured, red  < πυρ pur, πυρος puros  fire; λαιμος laimos  throat; "A small bird inhabiting the scrubs of the River Murray. It is a new form, nearly allied to Acanthiza. The generic term is suggested by the ruddy colouring of the throat.  Genus PYRRHOLÆMUS.  Characteres generici.—Rostrum quam caput brevius, ad latera paulo compressum, ad apicem denticulo vix notando, vibrissis parvulis ad basin, naribus linearibus et operculo tectis.  Alæ breves, rotundatæ, remigum primo perbrevi, tertio longissimo.  Cauda brevis, rotundata, concava.  Tarsi mediocres; digitus externus quam internus longior.    PYRRHOLÆMUS BRUNNEUS.  Pyrrh. superne brunneus; gutture rufo.   ...  The female differs in having no red on the throat" (Gould 1841); "Pyrrholaemus Gould, 1841, Proc. Zool. Soc. London (1840), p. 173. Type, by monotypy, Pyrrholaemus brunneus Gould." (Mayr in Peters 1986, XI, 426).
Var. Pyrrholoemus, Pyrrholaimus.
Synon. Chthonicola.

pyrrholaemus

Gr. πυρρος purrhos  flame-coloured, red  < πυρ pur, πυρος puros  fire; λαιμος laimos  throat.