Golden-tailed Sapphire / Chrysuronia oenone

Golden-tailed Sapphire / Chrysuronia oenone

Golden-tailed Sapphire

SCI Name:  Chrysuronia oenone
Protonym:  Ornismya oenone Hist.Nat.Colibris,Suppl.Ois.-Mouch. p.157 pl.30
Taxonomy:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  gotsap1
Type Locality:  Trinidad.
Publish Year:  1832
IUCN Status:  


(Trochilidae; Ϯ Golden-tailed Sapphire C. oenone) Gr. χρυσος khrusos  gold; ουρα oura  tail (cf. portmanteau of specific names Ornismya chrysura Lesson, 1832 (= syn. Chrysuronia oenone) and Ornismia oenone Lesson, 1832); "*175. Chrysuronia, Bp. (LesChrysures, Less. - Polytmus,p. Gr.)  America m.  4.   1. ORNISMYA aenone, Less. Ois.-Mouch. Suppl. t. 30.  ex Ins. Trinitatis.   2. ORNISMYA chrysura, Less. Ois.-Mouch. Suppl. t. 4.  ex Brasil.   3. TROCHILUS eliciae, Bourc. Ann. Sc. Lyon. 1846. (Quid Ornismya feliciae, Less?)  ex Brasil.   4. TROCHILUS phaeopygus, Licht. - Tschudi. Faun. Peruan.  ex Peru." (Bonaparte 1850); "Chrysuronia Bonaparte, Consp. Av., 1, 1850, p. 75. Type, by subsequent designation, Ornismya oenone Lesson. (G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 23.)" (Peters, 1945, V, p. 55).
Synon. Chrysurisca, Chrysurus.

Gr. myth. Oenone, a Phrygian nymph and prophet, beloved and deserted by Paris (Chrysuronia).


Golden-tailed Sapphire (oenone)
SCI Name: Chrysuronia oenone oenone
Gr. myth. Oenone, a Phrygian nymph and prophet, beloved and deserted by Paris (Chrysuronia).

Golden-tailed Sapphire (josephinae)
SCI Name: Chrysuronia oenone josephinae
josephina / josephinae
● Benoîte-Marguerite-Joséphine Lacroix née Labruyère (fl. 1833) wife of French politician and benefactor of natural history Charles-Julien Lacroix  (Martin Schneider and Laurent Raty in litt.) (subsp. Chrysuronia oenone).
● Josephine Vavasour McConnell (1906-1982) daughter of English collector Frederick Vavasour McConnell (Hemitriccus, subsp. Synallaxis albescens).
● Joséphine de Beauharnais (née Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de la Pagerie) Empress Consort of the French (1763-1814; reigned 1804-1814) (syn. Podica senegalensis).

Golden-tailed Sapphire (alleni)
SCI Name: Chrysuronia oenone alleni
● Dr Joel Asaph Allen (1838-1921) US ornithologist, founding President of AOU 1883, Curator of AMNH 1885-1921 (syn. Ardenna pacifica, subsp. Buteo lineatus, subsp. Chrysuronia oenone, subsp. Coereba flaveola, subsp. Colaptes rubiginosus, subsp. Lagopus lagopus, syn. Phylloscartes ophthalmicus, subsp. Pipilo erythrophthalmus, syn. Rhynchotus rufescens, subsp. Spinus magellanicus, syn. Strix nebulosa, syn. Strix varia, subsp. Vireo crassirostris).
● Dr Elsa Guerdrum Allen (1888-?1976) US ornithologist, bibliographer (subsp. Arremon brunneinucha).
● Dr Glover Morrill Allen (1879-1942) US zoologist, Librarian of Boston Society of Natural History 1901-1927, Curator of Mammals at MCZ Harvard 1927-1938, traveller, collector (syn. Cisticola cinereolus schillingsi, subsp. Oriolus nigripennis, syn. Ploceus bojeri, syn. Turnix lepurana).
● Lt.-Commander Alfred Reginald Allen, Jr. (1905-1988) US Army, musician, Gen.-Manager Philadelphia Orchestra, Assistant Gen.-Manager Metropolitan Opera, New York, Curator of Gilbert & Sullivan Collection, Pierpoint Morgan Library, collector in South Africa (syn. Eupodotis rueppellii).
● Prof. Arthur Augustus Allen (1885-1964) US ornithologist, collector in Panama and Colombia 1911-1912, Professor of Ornithology Cornell Univ. 1912-1953 (Grallaria, syn. Oxyura jamaicensis).
● Rear-Adm. William Allen (1793-1864) Royal Navy, who took part in the Niger Expeditions 1832, 1841-1842 (Porphyrio).
● Charles Andrew Allen (1841-1930) US collector, taxidermist, woodsman (syn. Selasphorus sasin).