Allen’s Hummingbird / Selasphorus sasin

Allen\'s Hummingbird / Selasphorus sasin

Allen's Hummingbird

SCI Name:  Selasphorus sasin
Protonym:  Ornismya Sasin Hist.Nat.Ois.-Mouches[Lesson] p.xxx,190 pl.66
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  allhum
Type Locality:  Nootka Sound, vicinity of Monterey and San Francisco, California, = San Francisco.
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Publish Year:  1829
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DEFINITIONS

SELASPHORUS
(Trochilidae; Ϯ Rufous Hummingbird S. rufus) Gr. σελασφορος selasphoros  light-bearing  < σελας selas, σελατος selatos  light, fire, flame; -φορος -phoros  -carrying  < φερω pherō  to carry; "2. TROCHILUS (SELASPHORUS) RUFUS. (Swainson.)  Cinnamon, or Nootka Humming-bird.  ...   Sub-genus, Selasphorus*, SWAINS.   ...   *Th. Σελασφορος, splendorem ferens.   ...   the whole of the chin and throat is covered by scale-like feathers, of a fire-like colour and lustre, equally brilliant with the throat of T. mosquitus, but with more of a red and less of an orange gloss; the tints, however, change in almost every direction of light, and in all are exquisitely splendid.   ...   The feathers on the sides of the throat are gradually elongated, as they recede from the ears and seem capable of being raised into two tufts." (Swainson 1832); "Selasphorus Swainson, in Swainson and Richardson, Fauna Bor.-Am., 2, 1831 (1832), p. 324. Type, by monotypy, Trochilus rufus Gmelin." (Peters 1945, V, 141).
Var. Selasopherus, Selatophorus, Selosphorus.
Synon. Platurornis, Selasornis, Stellula.

sasin
Wakashan or Nootka Amerindian name Sasin for various hummingbirds; ex “Sasin jeune âge” of Audebert & Vieillot, 1801 (Selasphorus).

SUBSPECIES

Allen's Hummingbird (sasin)
SCI Name: Selasphorus sasin sasin
sasin
Wakashan or Nootka Amerindian name Sasin for various hummingbirds; ex “Sasin jeune âge” of Audebert & Vieillot, 1801 (Selasphorus).

Allen's Hummingbird (sedentarius)
SCI Name: Selasphorus sasin sedentarius
sedentaria / sedentarius
L. sedentarius sedentary, sitting < sedere to sit.