Glowing Puffleg / Eriocnemis vestita

Glowing Puffleg / Eriocnemis vestita

Glowing Puffleg

SCI Name:  Eriocnemis vestita
Protonym:  Ornismya vestita Rev.Zool. 1(1838) p.314
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  glopuf2
Type Locality:  Bogota, Colombia.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1839
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.

vestita / vestitus
L. vestitus clothed, adorned < vestire to adorn < vestis garment, clothing.

SUBSPECIES

Glowing Puffleg (paramillo)
SCI Name: Eriocnemis vestita paramillo
paramillo
Paramillo, Colombia.

Glowing Puffleg (vestita)
SCI Name: Eriocnemis vestita vestita
vestita / vestitus
L. vestitus clothed, adorned < vestire to adorn < vestis garment, clothing.

Glowing Puffleg (smaragdinipectus)
SCI Name: Eriocnemis vestita smaragdinipectus
smaragdinipectus
L. smaragdinus  of the emerald  < smaragdus  emerald  < Gr. σμαραγδος smaragdos  emerald; pectus, pectoris  breast.

Glowing Puffleg (arcosae)
SCI Name: Eriocnemis vestita arcosae
arcosae / arcosi
Dr Laura Arcos Terán (b. 1938) Ecuadorean biologist (subsp. Eriocnemis vestita).