Brown Violetear / Colibri delphinae

Brown Violetear / Colibri delphinae

Brown Violetear

SCI Name:  Colibri delphinae
Protonym:  Ornismya Delphinae Rev.Zool. 2 p.44
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  brvear1
Type Locality:  No type locality; Santa Fe'' de Bogota, Colombia, designated by Berlepsch and Hartert, Nov. Zool., 9, 1902, p. 870)
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Publish Year:  1839
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DEFINITIONS

COLIBRI
(Trochilidae; White-vented Violet-ear C. serrirostris) Spanish name Colibri for a hummingbird (supposedly based on a Carib word); "GENUS IV.  COLIBRI.  Rostro retiusculo, versus apicem intumido, subhiante, maxilla inferiore ad apicem subascendente.   SPECIES 1. COLIBRI CRISPUS.   ...   SPECIES 2. COLIBRI HIRUNDINACEUS.   ...   SPECIES 3. COLIBRI LEUCOPYGUS.   ...   SPECIES 4. COLIBRI ALBOGULARIS.   ...   SPECIES 5. COLIBRI HELIOS.   ...   SPECIES 6. COLIBRI MYSTAX." (von Spix 1824); "Colibri Spix, Av. Bras., 1, 1824, p. 80.  Type, by subsequent designation, [Colibri crispus von Spix =] Trochilus serrirostris Vieillot. (Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 21.)" (Peters, 1945, V, p. 22).  G. Gray, 1840, List Genera Birds, p. 14, includes Colibri von Spix as a synonym of Heliactin, with type H. bilophus, and of Heliothryx, with type H. aurita, but neither of these species are included in the original work.  Von Spix's other forms are now known as: Species 2- Discosura langsdorffi, Species 3- Florisuga fusca, Species 4- Leucochloris albicollis, Species 5- Lophornis magnificus, Species 6- Lophornis chalybeus
Var. ColibiriColibris.
Synon. Anais, Coeligena, Delphinella, Petasophora, Pinarolaema, Praxilla, Telesiella.
• (Trochilidae; syn. Colibri † Green Violet-ear C. thalassinus cyanotus) "*153.  Colibri, Bp. ex Sp. (Polytmus, Gr. - Petasophora, Gould)  America m.   7.   1. TROCHILUS cyanotis, Bourc. Rev. Zool. 1843. nec Less. (Petasophorua cyanotus, Gould) ex Bogota.   2. TROCHILUS thalassinus, Sw. 1827. (Petasophora thalassina, Gould) Less. Troch. t. 55.56.57. - Ois. Mouch. t. 3. - Nat. Libr. xv. t. 1.2. ex Mexico.  Minor.   3. ORNISMYA anais, Less. part. (Ramphodon anais, Less. Grand Anaïs-Petasophora anais, Gould) Ois. Mouch. Suppl. t. 2. ex Venezuela, Cordiller. prope Bogota.   4. PETASOPHORA jolata, Gould (Trochilus jolatus, Gr.) Pr. Zool. Soc. 1847. ex Bolivia.  Affinis praecedenti, sed major et pulchrior.   5. TROCHILUS corruscans, Gould, (Petasophora corruscans, Gould, 1847.) Pr. Zool. Soc. 1840.  ex Amer. me   6. ORNISMYA delphinae, Less. (Petasophora delphinae Gould) Rev. Zool. 1839. - Ill. Zool. t. 64.   7. TROCHILUS geoffroyi, Bourc. (Petasophora geoffroyi, Gould.) Ann. Sc. Lyon. 1843.   Avis inter congeneres singularis, uti vir doctus cui dicata in perdiscendis naturae moribus et amicitiae officiis prestandis!" (Bonaparte 1850); "Colibri Bonaparte, 1850 (not von Spix 1824), Conspectus Generum Avium, I (1), p. 69.  Type, by subsequent designation (G. Gray, 1855, Cat. Genera Subgenera Birds Brit. Mus., p. 21), Trochilus cyanotis, Bourc. = Trochilus cyanotus Bourcier." (JAJ 2020).
• (Trochilidae; syn. Trochilus) "1. Paradies Colibri.  Colibri Paradiseus" (Statius Muller 1773).  This bird, the Trochilus paradiseus Linnaeus, 1758, is unidentifiable; the use of Colibri here is treated as a lapsus for Trochilus (Gregory & Dickinson 2012).

delphinae
Delphine d'Albémar, tragic heroine of Mme. de Staël's 1802 novel "Delphine"  (Martin Schneider in litt.); "OISEAU-MOUCHE DELPHINE, Ornismya Delphinæ, Less.  ...  On ignore sa patrie." (Lesson 1839) (Colibri).