Biscutate Swift / Streptoprocne biscutata

Biscutate Swift / Streptoprocne biscutata

Biscutate Swift

SCI Name:  Streptoprocne biscutata
Protonym:  Chaetura biscutata Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1865) (1865), Pt3 p.609 pl.34
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Apodidae /
Taxonomy Code:  bisswi1
Type Locality:  Rio de Janeiro and Ypanema, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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Publish Year:  1866
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

STREPTOPROCNE
(Apodidae; Ϯ White-collared Swift S. zonaris) Gr. στρεπτος streptos  collar, neck-chain  < στρεφω strephō  to twist; myth. Prokne, who was metamorphosed into a swallow (see Progne); "The name Hemiprocne must therefore unfortunately supplant the later Macropteryx Swainson   ...  The genus of large collared swifts that commonly has been called Hemiprocne must, if generically separable from Chaetura, consequently be given a new name.   ...   In view of all the above facts it seems proper to provide this group with a generic name, and Streptoprocne, from ςτρεπτος, torquis, and Προκνη, Progne, with Hirundo zonaris Shaw as the type, is suggested as appropriate." (Oberholser 1906).
Var. Streptoprocnes.
Synon. Semicollum.

biscutata / biscutatus
Mod. L. biscutatus  biscutate, with two shields, double-scaled  < L. bi-  two-, double-  < bis  twice; scutatus  armed with a shield  < scutum  oblong shield (cf. Mod. L. scutum  scale, plate).

SUBSPECIES

Biscutate Swift (seridoensis)
SCI Name: Streptoprocne biscutata seridoensis
seridoensis
Seridó region, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.

Biscutate Swift (biscutata)
SCI Name: Streptoprocne biscutata biscutata
biscutata / biscutatus
Mod. L. biscutatus  biscutate, with two shields, double-scaled  < L. bi-  two-, double-  < bis  twice; scutatus  armed with a shield  < scutum  oblong shield (cf. Mod. L. scutum  scale, plate).