Beautiful Hummingbird / Calothorax pulcher

Beautiful Hummingbird / Calothorax pulcher

Beautiful Hummingbird

SCI Name:  Calothorax pulcher
Protonym:  Calothorax pulchra Ann.Mag.Nat.Hist.(3), 4 p.97
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  beahum1
Type Locality:  Oaxaca.
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Publish Year:  1859
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

CALOTHORAX
(Trochilidae; Lucifer Hummingbird C. lucifer) Gr. καλος kalos  beautiful; θωραξ thōrax, θωρακος thōrakos  breastplate; "Golden green; throat amethystine; the feathers elongated and narrow" (Swainson 1827); "CALOTHORAX, n.  Lucifers, Less.  C. cyanopogon, (Less.) n.  T. lucifer, Swains.  Ois. Mouch., pl. 5." (G. R. Gray 1840); "Calothorax G. R. Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 13.  Type, by original designation, C. cyanopogon (Less.) = Cynanthus lucifer Swainson." (Peters, 1945, V, p. 134).   
Var. Callothorax.   
Synon. Cyanopogon, Lucifer, Manilia.
• (Trochilidae; syn. Lafresnaya † Mountain Velvetbreast L. lafresnayi) "CALOTHORAX G. R. Gray.  ...  1. C. Lafresnayi (Boiss.) Rev. Zool. 1848. p. 8. — Trochilus flavicaudatus Fras." (G. Gray 1848) (fourteen other species are listed, including, "10. C. lucifer  ...  Type of Calothorax G. R. Gray"); "Calothorax G. Gray, 1848, Genera Birds, I, p. 110.  Type, by subsequent and erroneous designation (Elliot, 1879, Smithsonian Contrib. Knowledge, 317, Classif. Synop. Trochilidae, p. 43), T. flavicaudata Fraser, 1840 = Trochilus lafresnayi Boissonneau, 1840." (JAJ 2020).

pulcher
L. pulcher, pulchra  beautiful, handsome, bright, shining.
● ex “Merle à ventre orangé du Sénégal” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 358, and “Oranvert” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (Spreo).