Blue-throated Motmot / Aspatha gularis

Blue-throated Motmot / Aspatha gularis

Blue-throated Motmot

SCI Name:  Aspatha gularis
Protonym:  Prionites gularis Rev.Zool. 3 p.130
Taxonomy:  Coraciiformes / Momotidae /
Taxonomy Code:  bltmot1
Type Locality:  Guatemala.
Publish Year:  1840
IUCN Status:  


(Momotidae; Ϯ Blue-throated Motmot A. gularis) Gr. negative prefix α- a-; σπαθη spathē, σπαθης spathēs  spatula, spoon; "Centre tail-feathers without a racket  ...  Bill flattened, the gonys and culmen flattened; plumage green, with a blue throat; tail-feathers 12.  ...  ASPATHA, g.n.  ...  1. Aspatha gularis." (Sharpe 1892); "Aspatha Sharpe, Cat. Bds. Brit. Mus., 17, 1892, p. 313 (in key), p. 331. Type, by monotypy, Prionites gularis Lafresnaye." (Peters, 1945, V, p. 221).

gulare / gularis
Mod. L. gularis  of the throat, -throated, gular  < L. gula  throat.
● ex “Coucou Vulgaire d’Afrique” of Levaillant 1806, pl. 200 (Cuculus).
● ex “Gobe-mouche à gorge blanche” of Quoy & Gaimard 1830 (syn. Eopsaltria griseogularis).
ex “Petit Rolle Violet à Gorge Bleue” of Levaillant 1806 (Eurystomus).
● ex “Cardinal d’Amérique” of Brisson 1760 (Paroaria).
● ex “Colombi-Caille” of Levaillant 1810, pl. 283, and Columba hottentotta Temminck, 1813 (artefact).