Bare-legged Swiftlet / Aerodramus nuditarsus

Bare-legged Swiftlet / Aerodramus nuditarsus

Bare-legged Swiftlet

SCI Name:  Aerodramus nuditarsus
Protonym:  Collocalia nuditarsus Vidensk.Medd.Dansk.Naturhist.For. 125 p.509-512
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Apodidae /
Taxonomy Code:  balswi1
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Publish Year:  1962
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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.

nuditarsus
L. nudus  bare; Mod. L. tarsus  shank, leg  < Gr. ταρσος tarsos  flat of the foot.