Gorgeted Woodstar / Chaetocercus heliodor

Gorgeted Woodstar / Chaetocercus heliodor

Gorgeted Woodstar

SCI Name:  Chaetocercus heliodor
Protonym:  Ornismya heliodor Rev.Zool. 3 p.275
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  gorwoo2
Type Locality:  Bogota.
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Publish Year:  1840
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

CHAETOCERCUS
(Trochilidae; Ϯ Rufous-shafted Woodstar C. jourdainii) Gr. χαιτη khaitē  long flowing hair; κερκος kerkos  tail; "queue composée de huit plumes à baguettes très-resistantes, relevées de bas en haut  ...  les deux plumes extérieures de la queue se terminant en pointe très-aiguë et de moitié plus courte que les précédentes" (Bourcier 1839); "349. CHÆTOCERCUS, G. R. Gr. 1853.  (Trochilus Jourdani, Bourc.)" (G. Gray 1855); "Chætocercus G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 22. Type, by original designation and monotypy, Trochilus (i.e. Ornismya) jourdanii Bourcier." (Peters, 1945, V, p. 140).
Synon. Acestrura, Osalia, Polymnia, Polyxemus.

heliodor
Claude Joseph Héliodore Bourcier (1826-1869) son of French diplomat and trochilidist Claude-Marie Jules Bourcier (Chaetocercus).

SUBSPECIES

Gorgeted Woodstar (heliodor)
SCI Name: Chaetocercus heliodor heliodor
heliodor
Claude Joseph Héliodore Bourcier (1826-1869) son of French diplomat and trochilidist Claude-Marie Jules Bourcier (Chaetocercus).

Gorgeted Woodstar (cleavesi)
SCI Name: Chaetocercus heliodor cleavesi
cleavesi
Marilynn Cleaves Moore (b. 1925) daughter of US ornithologist Robert T. Moore (Martin Schneider and Björn Bergenholtz in litt.)  (subsp. Chaetocercus heliodor).