Bumblebee Hummingbird / Atthis heloisa

Bumblebee Hummingbird / Atthis heloisa

Bumblebee Hummingbird

SCI Name:  Atthis heloisa
Protonym:  Ornismya Heloisa Rev.Zool. 2 p.15
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  bumhum
Type Locality:  Jalapa and Quatepu [= Coatepec] Vera Cruz.
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Publish Year:  1839
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

ATTHIS
(Trochilidae; Ϯ Bumblebee Hummingbird A. heloisa) Atthis (fl. 600BC) a beautiful young woman of Lesbos and favourite of the poetess Sappho; "*Trochilus  ...   *δ. Atthis Heloisa (Tr. — DELATTRE 1839.) RCHB. — Mexico.    * —— Costae (Tr. — BOURC. 1839.) RCHB. — California.    * —— Anna (Orn. — LESS. 1829.) RCHB. — California." (Reichenbach 1854); "Trochilus δ Atthis Reichenbach, Journ. f. Orn., 1, 1854, Beil. zu Extrah., p. 12. Type, by subsequent designation, Ornismya heloisa Lesson and DeLattre. (G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 141.)" (Peters, 1945, V, p. 137).

atthis
Gr. myth. Atthis, a handsome, richly-dressed Indian youth and son of Limniace, nymph of the Ganges; "50. GRACULA.  ...  Atthis.  7. G. viridi-cærulea, abdomine ferrugineo, pedibus sanguineis.  Corvus (ægyptius) viridi maculatus, dorso medio cæruleo. Hasselq. iter. 140. n. 20.  Habitat in Ægypto." (Linnaeus 1758) (Alcedo).

heloisa
Héloïse Boucard (fl. 1854) common-law wife of Adolphe Delattre (cf. (1) Héloïse (d. 1164) Abbess of the Oratory of the Paraclete and scholar who, disdaining marriage, had an affair with Abélard, by whom she bore a child. (2) Julie d'Étange, love-torn heroine of Rousseau's 1761 novel "Julie, ou la nouvelle Héloïse") (Martin Schneider in litt.) (Atthis).

SUBSPECIES

Bumblebee Hummingbird (margarethae)
SCI Name: Atthis heloisa margarethae
margaretae / margaretha / margarethae / margarettae
• Margarethe Heine (1847-1932) sister of German ornithologist Ferdinand Heine, Jr. (subsp. Aglaiocercus kingii, subsp. Tanysiptera galatea).
• Margaret Forbes Moore née Cleaves (fl. 1937) second wife of US ornithologist Robert T. Moore (subsp. Atthis heloisa).
• Dr Margarethe Blasius née Uhde (1858-1907) wife of German ornithologist Wilhelm A. H. Blasius (Laurent Raty in litt.) (Ceyx).
• Princess Louise Margaret Alexandra Victoria Agnes (1860-1917) Duchess of Connaught, daughter of Prince Friedrich of Prussia, and wife of Field Marshall Prince Arthur Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (Charmosyna).
• Margaret Louise Zimmer née Thompson (d. 1945) wife of US ornithologist John T. Zimmer (subsp. Coeligena torquata).
• Margaret Fitzell Gilliard née Tifft (1918-2008) wife of US ornithologist E. Thomas Gilliard (subsp. Microptilotis montanus).
• Dr Margaret Morse Nice (1883-1974) US ornithologist, child psychologist (Payevsky 2018 per Björn Bergenholtz) (syn. Passer montanus).
• Margaretta Lammot DuPont Greenewalt (1902-1991) wife of US businessman Crawford Hallock Greenewalt, President of DuPont Corporation 1948-1962, conservationist, photographer (Phaethornis).
• Margaretha Auguste Henriette Caroline Louise Gräfin von Plessen (b. 1894) sister of German explorer Victor Baron von Plessen (Paul Scofield in litt.) (syn. Ptilinopus melanospilus chrysorrhous).
• Margareta le Roi (fl. 1932) wife of German ornithologist Dr Otto le Roi (syn. Ptilopsis leucotis).
• Margarethe Fanny Charlotte Johansen née Busch (d. 1885) mother of Russian zoologist and explorer Prof. Hermann Johansen (syn. Saxicola rubetra).
• Margarete Mayr née Simon (1912-1990) wife of US/German ornithologist Ernst Mayr (Zoothera).

Bumblebee Hummingbird (heloisa)
SCI Name: Atthis heloisa heloisa
heloisa
Héloïse Boucard (fl. 1854) common-law wife of Adolphe Delattre (cf. (1) Héloïse (d. 1164) Abbess of the Oratory of the Paraclete and scholar who, disdaining marriage, had an affair with Abélard, by whom she bore a child. (2) Julie d'Étange, love-torn heroine of Rousseau's 1761 novel "Julie, ou la nouvelle Héloïse") (Martin Schneider in litt.) (Atthis).