Gorgeted Sunangel / Heliangelus strophianus

Gorgeted Sunangel / Heliangelus strophianus

Gorgeted Sunangel

SCI Name:  Heliangelus strophianus
Protonym:  Trochilus (--?) strophianus Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt14 no.158 p.45
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  gorsun1
Type Locality:  No type locality = western Ecuador.
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Publish Year:  1846
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DEFINITIONS

HELIANGELUS
(Trochilidae; Ϯ Longuemare's Sunangel H. clarisse) Gr. ἡλιος hēlios  sun; αγγελος angelos  angel; "Genus HELIANGELUS.   Gen. char.—Rostrum rectum, æque ac caput longum, cylindraceum, et ad basin aliquanto depressum.  Plumæ frontales rostri basin non obtegentes.  Alæ mediocriter validæ primaria externa falciformi.  Pedes mediocriter validi, halluce digitum intermedium æquante.  Cauda mediocris, subrotundata.   ...   All the species of this genus are from the Andes, and distinguished by the extreme lustre of the throat, which in most of the species is bounded below by a gorget of white or buff.   Types, Trochilus Clarisse, Spencei, amethysticollis, and strophianus.   HELIANGELUS MAVORS (n. sp.)" (Gould 1848); "Heliangelus Gould, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, pt. 16, 1848, p. 12. Type, by subsequent designation, Trochilus clarissae [i.e. Ornismya clarisse] Longuemare. (G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 22)." (Peters, 1945, V, p. 105). 
Synon. Anactoria, Diotima, Heliotrypha, Heliotryphon, Helymus, Nodalia, Parzudakia, Peratus, Warszewiczia.   

strophianus
Mod. L. strophianus  breast-banded  < L. strophium  breast-band  < Gr. στροφιον strophion  breast-band  < dim. στροφος strophos  girdle  < στρεφω strephō  to twist.