Dusky-backed Jacamar / Brachygalba salmoni

Dusky-backed Jacamar / Brachygalba salmoni

Dusky-backed Jacamar

SCI Name:  Brachygalba salmoni
Protonym:  Brachygalba salmoni Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt3 p.535
Taxonomy:  Galbuliformes / Galbulidae /
Taxonomy Code:  dubjac1
Type Locality:  Rio Neche [i.e. Nechi], Antioquia, Colombia.
Publish Year:  1879
IUCN Status:  


(Galbulidae; Ϯ White-throated Jacamar B. albogularis) Gr. βραχυς brakhus  short; Mod. L. galba  contraction of genus Galbula Brisson, 1760, jacamar; "This little group has the general form of Galbula, but the birds are of smaller size, the tail is shorter and square, and the outer pair of rectrices (abnormally short in Galbula) is altogether absent" (P. Sclater 1891); "27. BRACHYGALBA, Bp.  —   108. albigularis, Spix.  —  109. albiventer, Cuv. (lugubris, Caban. nec Sw. - inornata, Sclater. - chalcoptera, Reich.)" (Bonaparte 1854); "Brachygalba Bonaparte, Ateneo Italiano, 2, 1854, p. 129. (Separately paged reprint, Consp. Vol. Zygod., p. 13.) Type, by subsequent designation, Galbula albigularis Spix. (G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 137.)" (Peters, 1948, VI, p. 3).
Var. Brachygalbula.
Synon. Brachyceyx.

salmoni / salmonii
● Thomas Knight Salmon (1841-1878) British engineer, state engineer Colombia 1870-1877, naturalist, collector, oologist (syn. Aramides cajanea, Brachygalba, Chrysothlypis, subsp. Myrmotherula fulviventris, subsp. Psarocolius angustifrons, subsp. Tigrisoma fasciatum).
● "Salmon's Hornbill ... Shot at Dahomy, and presented by Benj. Salmon, Esq., who killed this new species on a mission to the king of Ashantee" (Brookes 1828) (?syn. Bycanistes sp.).