Black-nest Swiftlet / Aerodramus maximus

Black-nest Swiftlet / Aerodramus maximus

Black-nest Swiftlet

SCI Name:  Aerodramus maximus
Protonym:  Collocalia maxima Str.Feath. 6 p.49
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Apodidae /
Taxonomy Code:  blnswi1
Type Locality:  Mergui, Bankasoon.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1878
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.

maximus
L. maximus greatest < super. magnus great.
● ex “Cayenne Gallinule” of Latham 1785 (syn. Aramides cajanea).
● ex “Grand Promérops de la nouvelle Guinée” of Sonnerat 1776 (syn. Epimachus fastosus).
● ex “Tangara des grands bois de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 205, and “Grand Tangara” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (Saltator).
● ex “Hirondelle de Mer de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 988 (Thalasseus).

SUBSPECIES

Black-nest Swiftlet (maximus)
SCI Name: Aerodramus maximus maximus
maximus
L. maximus greatest < super. magnus great.
● ex “Cayenne Gallinule” of Latham 1785 (syn. Aramides cajanea).
● ex “Grand Promérops de la nouvelle Guinée” of Sonnerat 1776 (syn. Epimachus fastosus).
● ex “Tangara des grands bois de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 205, and “Grand Tangara” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (Saltator).
● ex “Hirondelle de Mer de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 988 (Thalasseus).

Black-nest Swiftlet (lowi)
SCI Name: Aerodramus maximus lowi
lowi / lowii
● Sir Hugh Low (1824-1905) British colonial administrator, naturalist, Colonial Secretary of Labuan 1848-1850, Resident of Perak, Malaya 1877-1889 (subsp. Aerodramus maximus, syn. Megapodius cumingii, subsp. Sarcops calvus).
● Capt. Dr Percy Roycroft Lowe (1870-1948) British Army, surgeon, ornithologist at BMNH 1919-1935 (subsp. Coereba flaveola).
● Surgeon-Maj. Dr George Carmichael Low (1872-1952) Scottish parasitologist, co-founder (1907) of the Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, ornithologist (Jan van der Brugge in litt.) (syn. Jacana spinosa gymnostoma).

Black-nest Swiftlet (tichelmani)
SCI Name: Aerodramus maximus tichelmani
tichelmani
Gerardus Lowrens Tichelman (1892-1952) Dutch colonial administrator, anthropologist in the Dutch East Indies (subsp. Aerodramus maximus).