Amethyst-throated Sunangel / Heliangelus amethysticollis

Amethyst-throated Sunangel / Heliangelus amethysticollis

Amethyst-throated Sunangel

SCI Name:  Heliangelus amethysticollis
Protonym:  Ornismya amethysticollis Mag.Zool. 8 cl.2 p.31
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  amtsun1
Type Locality:  Yuracares, Cochabamba, Bolivia = eastern slope of the Cordilleras in the country of the Yuracares, ex Gould, Monogr. Trochil.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1838
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

HELIANGELUS
(Trochilidae; Ϯ Longuemare's Sunangel H. clarisse) Gr. ἡλιος hēlios  sun; αγγελος angelos  angel; "Genus HELIANGELUS.   Gen. char.—Rostrum rectum, æque ac caput longum, cylindraceum, et ad basin aliquanto depressum.  Plumæ frontales rostri basin non obtegentes.  Alæ mediocriter validæ primaria externa falciformi.  Pedes mediocriter validi, halluce digitum intermedium æquante.  Cauda mediocris, subrotundata.   ...   All the species of this genus are from the Andes, and distinguished by the extreme lustre of the throat, which in most of the species is bounded below by a gorget of white or buff.   Types, Trochilus Clarisse, Spencei, amethysticollis, and strophianus.   HELIANGELUS MAVORS (n. sp.)" (Gould 1848); "Heliangelus Gould, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, pt. 16, 1848, p. 12. Type, by subsequent designation, Trochilus clarissae [i.e. Ornismya clarisse] Longuemare. (G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 22)." (Peters, 1945, V, p. 105). 
Synon. Anactoria, Diotima, Heliotrypha, Heliotryphon, Helymus, Nodalia, Parzudakia, Peratus, Warszewiczia.   

amethysticollis
L. amethystus  amethyst  < Gr. αμεθυστος amethustos  amethyst; Mod. L. -collis  -necked, -throated  < L. collum  neck.

SUBSPECIES

Amethyst-throated Sunangel (Longuemare's)
SCI Name: Heliangelus amethysticollis clarisse/violiceps
HELIANGELUS
(Trochilidae; Ϯ Longuemare's Sunangel H. clarisse) Gr. ἡλιος hēlios  sun; αγγελος angelos  angel; "Genus HELIANGELUS.   Gen. char.—Rostrum rectum, æque ac caput longum, cylindraceum, et ad basin aliquanto depressum.  Plumæ frontales rostri basin non obtegentes.  Alæ mediocriter validæ primaria externa falciformi.  Pedes mediocriter validi, halluce digitum intermedium æquante.  Cauda mediocris, subrotundata.   ...   All the species of this genus are from the Andes, and distinguished by the extreme lustre of the throat, which in most of the species is bounded below by a gorget of white or buff.   Types, Trochilus Clarisse, Spencei, amethysticollis, and strophianus.   HELIANGELUS MAVORS (n. sp.)" (Gould 1848); "Heliangelus Gould, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, pt. 16, 1848, p. 12. Type, by subsequent designation, Trochilus clarissae [i.e. Ornismya clarisse] Longuemare. (G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 22)." (Peters, 1945, V, p. 105). 
Synon. Anactoria, Diotima, Heliotrypha, Heliotryphon, Helymus, Nodalia, Parzudakia, Peratus, Warszewiczia.   

Amethyst-throated Sunangel (Merida)
SCI Name: Heliangelus amethysticollis spencei
spencei
● James Mudie Spence (1836-1878) English traveller, naturalist, collector in Venezuela 1871-1872 (Crypturellus).
● William Spence (1783-1860) English entomologist (Heliangelus).
● Sir Reginald Arthur Spence (1880-1961) British businessman in India 1901-1933, philanthropist, naturalist (syn. Turdus simillimus nigropileus).

Amethyst-throated Sunangel (Amethyst-throated)
SCI Name: Heliangelus amethysticollis [amethysticollis Group]
HELIANGELUS
(Trochilidae; Ϯ Longuemare's Sunangel H. clarisse) Gr. ἡλιος hēlios  sun; αγγελος angelos  angel; "Genus HELIANGELUS.   Gen. char.—Rostrum rectum, æque ac caput longum, cylindraceum, et ad basin aliquanto depressum.  Plumæ frontales rostri basin non obtegentes.  Alæ mediocriter validæ primaria externa falciformi.  Pedes mediocriter validi, halluce digitum intermedium æquante.  Cauda mediocris, subrotundata.   ...   All the species of this genus are from the Andes, and distinguished by the extreme lustre of the throat, which in most of the species is bounded below by a gorget of white or buff.   Types, Trochilus Clarisse, Spencei, amethysticollis, and strophianus.   HELIANGELUS MAVORS (n. sp.)" (Gould 1848); "Heliangelus Gould, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, pt. 16, 1848, p. 12. Type, by subsequent designation, Trochilus clarissae [i.e. Ornismya clarisse] Longuemare. (G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 22)." (Peters, 1945, V, p. 105). 
Synon. Anactoria, Diotima, Heliotrypha, Heliotryphon, Helymus, Nodalia, Parzudakia, Peratus, Warszewiczia.