Ecuadorian Piedtail / Phlogophilus hemileucurus

Ecuadorian Piedtail / Phlogophilus hemileucurus

Ecuadorian Piedtail

SCI Name:  Phlogophilus hemileucurus
Protonym:  Phlogophilus hemileucurus Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt(28)2 p.310
Taxonomy:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  ecupie1
Type Locality:  Banks of the Rfo Napo.
Publish Year:  1860
IUCN Status:  


(Trochilidae; Ecuadorean Piedtail P. hemileucurus) Botanical genus Phlox Linnaeus, 1753, phlox  < Gr. φλοξ phlox, φλογος phlogos  flash of lightning (i.e. red); φιλος philos  lover; "PHLOGOPHILUS HEMILEUCURUS, Gould.   ...   Remark.—I have no doubt that the bird from which the above description was taken is immature; when the adult is discovered, it will probably be found to be a very remarkable species; in fact, the specimen described exhibits characters differing from those of every other known Humming-bird, among which its singularly-marked, rounded tail is especially noticeable." (Gould 1860); "Phlogophilus Gould, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, pt. 28, 1860, p. 310.  Type, by monotypy, Phlogophilus hemileucurus Gould." (Peters, 1945, V, p. 86).

hemileucura / hemileucurus
Gr. ἡμι- hēmi-  half-, small  < ἡμισυς hēmisus  half; λευκουρος leukouros  white-tailed  < λευκος leukos  white; -ουρος -ouros  -tailed  < ουρα oura  tail.