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(Thraupidae; Ϯ Rufous-bellied Mountain Tanager P. rufiventris) Gr. ψευδος pseudos  false; genus Saltator Vieillot, 1816, saltator; "26. Pseudosaltator, new genus (Fig. 5).   Type species. Saltator rufiventris d'Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837.  ...  Etymology. The name is formed from the Greek ψευδης (false) and the generic name Saltator, alluding to the mistaken classification of this species in that genus. Its gender is masculine." (Burns et al. 2016) (OD per Richard Klim).


(Thraupidae; Ϯ Buff-throated Saltator S. maximus) L. saltator, saltatoris  dancer  < saltare  to dance (cf. Tupí name Tangara  dancer, one who turns and skips, for the manakins and various colourful finch-like birds (see Tangara)); "66. HABIA, de Azara. Saltator. Tanagra, Lin. Gm. Lath.  Bec épais à la base, court, robuste, convexe en dessus, un peu comprimé par les côtés, échancré vers le bout; mandibule supérieure un peu fléchie en arc et couvrant les bords de l'inférieure.   Esp. Grand Tangara, Buff." (Vieillot 1816) ; "Saltator Vieillot, 1816, Analyse, p. 32. Type, by monotypy, "Grand Tanagra" Buffon = Tanagra maxima Müller." (Paynter in Peters 1970, XIII, 228). The saltators and their allies have also been placed with the finches Fringillidae, and the cardinals Cardinalidae, or treated as a separate family Saltatoridae.
Var. Salator, SallatorSattator, Staltator.
Synon. Cissurus, Pitylus, PyrorhamphusSaltatricula, Stelgidostomus.


L. saltator, saltatoris  dancer  < saltare  to dance.
● ex “Pingoin Sauteur” of de Bougainville 1771 (syn. Eudyptes chrysocome) (see Chrysocoma).