Fiery Topaz / Topaza pyra

Fiery Topaz / Topaza pyra

Fiery Topaz

SCI Name:  Topaza pyra
Protonym:  Trochilus (Topaza) pyra Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt14 no.164 p.85
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  fietop1
Type Locality:  Rio Negro, Brazil.
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Publish Year:  1846
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

TOPAZA
(Trochilidae; Ϯ Crimson Topaz T. pella) L. topazus  topaz, green jasper  < Gr. τοπαζος topazos  green gem, topaz; "TOPAZA, n.  Topazes, Less. Polytmus, (Briss.) Boie. Lampornis, Sw.   T. pella, (L.) n.  Col., pl. 2. 3. 4. and 5." (G. Gray 1840).

pyra
Gr. πυρα pura  beacon, pyre  < πυρ pur, πυρος puros  fire.

SUBSPECIES

Fiery Topaz (amaruni)
SCI Name: Topaza pyra amaruni
amaruni
Amarun is a Quichua word meaning anaconda. The Canelos Quichua of Amazonian Ecuador refer to the anaconda, related snakes, and the rainbow as amarun. The amarun contains the power of and encompasses the waters, earth, forest, and sky” (Hu et al. 2000) (subsp. Topaza pyra).

Fiery Topaz (pyra)
SCI Name: Topaza pyra pyra
pyra
Gr. πυρα pura  beacon, pyre  < πυρ pur, πυρος puros  fire.