Glow-throated Hummingbird / Selasphorus ardens

Glow-throated Hummingbird / Selasphorus ardens

Glow-throated Hummingbird

SCI Name:  Selasphorus ardens
Protonym:  Selasphorus ardens Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt2 p.209
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  glthum1
Type Locality:  CaloveVora and Castillo, Panama.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1870
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

SELASPHORUS
(Trochilidae; Ϯ Rufous Hummingbird S. rufus) Gr. σελασφορος selasphoros  light-bearing  < σελας selas, σελατος selatos  light, fire, flame; -φορος -phoros  -carrying  < φερω pherō  to carry; "2. TROCHILUS (SELASPHORUS) RUFUS. (Swainson.)  Cinnamon, or Nootka Humming-bird.  ...   Sub-genus, Selasphorus*, SWAINS.   ...   *Th. Σελασφορος, splendorem ferens.   ...   the whole of the chin and throat is covered by scale-like feathers, of a fire-like colour and lustre, equally brilliant with the throat of T. mosquitus, but with more of a red and less of an orange gloss; the tints, however, change in almost every direction of light, and in all are exquisitely splendid.   ...   The feathers on the sides of the throat are gradually elongated, as they recede from the ears and seem capable of being raised into two tufts." (Swainson 1832); "Selasphorus Swainson, in Swainson and Richardson, Fauna Bor.-Am., 2, 1831 (1832), p. 324. Type, by monotypy, Trochilus rufus Gmelin." (Peters 1945, V, 141).
Var. Selasopherus, Selatophorus, Selosphorus.
Synon. Platurornis, Selasornis, Stellula.

ardens
L. ardens, ardentis  burning, glowing  < ardere  to burn.
● ex “Veuve à poitrine rouge du Cap de Bonne Espérance” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 647, and “Veuve en feu” of de Buffon 1770-1785 (Euplectes).