Golden-breasted Puffleg / Eriocnemis mosquera

Golden-breasted Puffleg / Eriocnemis mosquera

Golden-breasted Puffleg

SCI Name:  Eriocnemis mosquera
Protonym:  Trochilus Mosquera Rev.Zool. 9 p.306
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  gobpuf1
Type Locality:  Pasto, Colombia.
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Publish Year:  1846
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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.

mosquera
Gen. Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera y Arboleda (1798-1878) Colombian statesman, Dictator of New Granada 1845-1849, President of Granadine Confederation 1862-1863, President of Colombia 1863-1864, 1866-1867 (Eriocnemis).