Emerald-bellied Puffleg / Eriocnemis aline

Emerald-bellied Puffleg / Eriocnemis aline

Emerald-bellied Puffleg

SCI Name:  Eriocnemis aline
Protonym:  Ornismya Alinae Ann.Sci.Phys.Nat.Agric.Ind. 5 p.344 pl.19
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  embpuf1
Type Locality:  Tunja, Colombia.
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Publish Year:  1843
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

ERIOCNEMIS
(Trochilidae; Ϯ Coppery-bellied Puffleg E. cupreoventris) Gr. εριον erion  wool; κνημις knēmis, κνημιδος knēmidos  boot, legging. Reichenbach's 1849, plate XL, labelled Trochilinae. Mellisuginae. Phaetorninae, clearly shows the fluffy tarsal tufts typical of these hummingbirds; "The sexes are very much alike, and both have the white muff-like decoration on the leg, but it is not so much developed in the female as in the male" (Gould 1861); "Eriocnemis Reichenbach, Av. Syst. Nat. [1849], pl. xl. Generic details only, no species. Type, by subsequent designation, Eriopus simplex Gould = Trochilus cupreo-ventris Fraser (Gould, Monogr. Trochil. pt. 3, 1852, pl. [8] and text)." (Peters, 1945, V, p. 108).   
Var. Eriocnemys, Euryocnemis.   
Synon. Aline, Derbyomyia, Engyete, Erebenna, Eriona, Eriopus, Luciania, Mosqueria, Nania, Niche, Phemonoe, Pholoe, Threptria, Vestipedes.

aline
Benoîte-Aline Bourcier née Jusserand (1802-1889) wife of French diplomat and trochilidist C.-M. Jules Bourcier (Eriocnemis).

Aline
(syn. Eriocnemis Ϯ Emerald-bellied Puffleg E. aline) Specific name Ornismyia aline Bourcier, 1843; "1554. Eriocnemys, Reich.  ...[subgenus] b. Aline, Reich." (Bonaparte 1854).

SUBSPECIES

Emerald-bellied Puffleg (aline)
SCI Name: Eriocnemis aline aline
aline
Benoîte-Aline Bourcier née Jusserand (1802-1889) wife of French diplomat and trochilidist C.-M. Jules Bourcier (Eriocnemis).

Emerald-bellied Puffleg (dybowskii)
SCI Name: Eriocnemis aline dybowskii
dybowskii
● Prof. Dr Benedykt Tadeusz Dybowski (1833-1930) Polish zoologist, exiled in Siberia 1864-1876 (subsp. Eriocnemis aline, syn. Locustella ochotensis, subsp. Otis tarda, subsp. Passer montanus, syn. Poecile montanus baicalensis, syn. Spinus spinus).
● Jean Thadée Emmanuel Dybowski (1856-1928) French agronomist, botanist, traveller, collector in tropical Africa 1891-1894 (Euschistospiza, syn. Pternistis icterorhynchus).