Golden-crowned Emerald / Chlorostilbon auriceps

Golden-crowned Emerald / Chlorostilbon auriceps

Golden-crowned Emerald

SCI Name:  Chlorostilbon auriceps
Protonym:  Trochilus (?) auriceps Contrib.Orn.[Jardine] 6 p.137
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  goceme1
Type Locality:  Marico.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1852
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

CHLOROSTILBON
(Trochilidae; Ϯ Glittering-bellied Emerald C. lucidus pucherani) Gr. χλωρος khlōros  green; στιλβων stilbōn, στιλβοντος stilbontos  shining, an epithet of the planet Mercury (cf. στιλβη stilbē  lamp); "[plate] CHLOROSTILBONA PRASINA.   ...   [text] CHLOROSTILBON PRASINUS. Brazilian Emerald.   ...   The male has the upper and under surface yellowish green, with a golden lustre on the crown of the head and the sides of the neck; wings purplish brown; tail black, glossed with steel-blue; throat brilliant grass-green" (Gould 1853); "Chlorostilbon Gould, Monogr. Trochil., pt. 5, May, 1853, pl. [14] and text [= 5, pl. 355 of volume]. Type, by monotypy, Chlorostilbon prasinus Gould, not of authors, = Trochilus pucherani Bourcier." (Peters, 1945, V, p. 36). 
Var. Chlorostilbona.     
Synon. Chloauges, Chlorestes, Chlorolampis, Chrysomirus, Colubris, Erasmia, Halia, Marsyas, Mellisuga, Merion, Panychlora, Prasitis, Riccordia, Sporadinus.

auriceps
L. aurum  gold; -ceps  -crowned  < caput, capitis  head.
● ex “Pacific Parrot, var. C” of Latham 1781 (Cyanoramphus).