Australian Swiftlet / Aerodramus terraereginae

Australian Swiftlet / Aerodramus terraereginae

Australian Swiftlet

SCI Name:  Aerodramus terraereginae
Protonym:  Cypselus terrae-reginae Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1874) (1874), Pt4 p.601
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Apodidae /
Taxonomy Code:  ausswi1
Type Locality:  Northeast coast ranges, near Cardwell, Queensland.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1875
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

AERODRAMUS
(Apodidae; Ϯ Himalayan Swiftlet A. brevirostris innominatus) Gr. αηρ aēr, αερος aeros  air; -δρομος -dromos  -racer  < τρεχω trekhō  to run; "A.—Tarsus more or less feathered (subgenus Aerodramus).  ...  AERODRAMUS, 6 subgenus nov.   Chars. subgen.— Similar in proportions to the subgenus Collocalia, but tarsus more or less feathered.  Type.— Collocalia innominata Hume.   ...   6 αηρ, aer; δραμειν, cursare." (Oberholser 1906); "Aerodramus Oberholser, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila., 58, 1906, p. 179 (in key), p. 182.  Type, by original designation, Collocalia innominata Hume." (Peters, 1940, IV, p. 220).
Synon. Zoonava.

terraereginae
L. terra  land; regina  queen  < rex, regis  king  < regere  to rule; i.e. Queensland, Australia.

SUBSPECIES

Australian Swiftlet (terraereginae)
SCI Name: Aerodramus terraereginae terraereginae
terraereginae
L. terra  land; regina  queen  < rex, regis  king  < regere  to rule; i.e. Queensland, Australia.

Australian Swiftlet (chillagoensis)
SCI Name: Aerodramus terraereginae chillagoensis
chillagoensis
Chillagoe, Queensland, Australia.