Blue-tufted Starthroat / Heliomaster furcifer

Blue-tufted Starthroat / Heliomaster furcifer

Blue-tufted Starthroat

SCI Name:  Heliomaster furcifer
Protonym:  Trochilus Furcifer Gen.Zool.[Shaw] 8 pt1 p.280
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  bltsta2
Type Locality:  Paraguay.
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Publish Year:  1812
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DEFINITIONS

HELIOMASTER
(Trochilidae; Ϯ Blue-tufted Starthroat H. furcifer) Gr. ἡλιος hēlios  sun; μαστηρ mastēr, μαστηρος mastēros  searcher  < μαιομαι maiomai  to seek after; "*157. Heliomaster, Bp. (Mellisuga et Calothorax, p. Gr.)   America m.  5.   1. ORNISMYA angelae, Less.   ...   2. TROCHILUS longirostris, Vieill.   ...   3. TROCHILUS mesoleucus, Temm.   ...   4. TROCHILUS rubineus, Lath.   ...   5. TROCHILUS rubinoides, Bourcier." (Bonaparte 1850); "Heliomaster Bonaparte, Consp. Av., 1, Mar. 1850, p. 70. Type, by subsequent designation, Orn. angel. = Ornismya angelae Lesson = Trochilus furcifer Shaw. (Bonaparte, Compt. Rend. Acad. Sci. Paris, 30, 8 Apr., 1850, p. 382.)" (Peters, 1945, V, p. 128).
Var. Heliomastes.   
Synon. Anthoscenus, Callipedia, Calliperidia, Corinnes, Floricola, Lepidolarynx, Lepidothorax.

furcifer / furcifera
L. furcifer  fork carrier  < furca  two-pronged fork  < ferre  to tend; -fera  -bearing  < ferre to carry.
● ex “Pica flores cola de tixera” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 299 (Heliomaster).
● ex “Ibiyau cola de tixera” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 309 (subsp. Hydropsalis torquata).