Tichodromidae

TICHODROMIDAE Swainson, 1827

William Swainson. ‘On Several Groups and Forms in Ornithology, Not Hitherto Defined.’ Zoological Journal 3, no. 11 (1827), 355.


Tichodroma Illiger, 1811

Tichodroma Caroli Illigeri [Karl Illiger]. Prodromus Systematis Mammalium et Avium . Berolini [Berlin]: C. Salfeld, 1811, 210–211.


Tichodroma muraria Wallcreeper (Linnaeus, 1766)

Certhia muraria Caroli a Linné [Carl Linnaeus]. Systema naturæ per regna tria naturæ, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. 12th edn. Holmiæ [Stockholm: Impensis Direct. Laurenth Salvii, 1766, 1: 184–185 – type loc. Europa [Europe].

From Latin murarius = of the walls, from murus = wall.

T. m. muraria (Linnaeus, 1766)

T. m. nepalensis Bonaparte, 1850

Tichodroma nepalensis Carolo Luciano Bonaparte [Charles Lucien Bonaparte]. Conspectus generum avium. Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: E.J. Brill, 1850, 1: 225 – type loc. central Asia.

(Nepal Wallcreeper) for Nepal, from Latin nepal = Nepal, and Latin -ēnsis = geographical adjectival suffix.