Green-breasted Mountain-gem / Lampornis sybillae

Green-breasted Mountain-gem / Lampornis sybillae

Green-breasted Mountain-gem

SCI Name:  Lampornis sybillae
Protonym:  Delattria sybillae Ibis p.327
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  gbmgem1
Type Locality:  Matagalpa, Nicaragua.
Publish Year:  1892
IUCN Status:  


(Trochilidae; Amethyst-throated Hummingbird L. amethystinus) Gr. λαμπη lampē  torch, light; ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "G. LAMPORNIS.  Swainson in Zool. Journ. No. 10.   100. Lampornis amethystinus. Sw.   Green; chin and upper part of the throat amethystine; ears black, margined above with white; tail black.  Female?  Tableland.  Temiscaltipec.  Real del Monte." (Swainson 1827 (June)); "Lampornis Swainson, Philos. Mag. (n.s.), 1, June, 1827, p. 442.  Type, by monotypy, Lampornis amethystinus Swainson." (Peters, 1945, V, p. 80). 
Synon. Chariessa, Coeligena, Cyanolaemus, Delattria, Himelia, Leuconympha, Oreopyra, Prodosia.
• (Trochilidae; syn. Anthracothorax Jamaican Mango A. mango) "LAMPORNIS.  Rostrum sub-arcuatum. Cauda brevis, æqualis.  Types. 1. T. mango, L.  2. pella, L.  3. niger. Sw., Zool. Ill.   Bill arched.  Tail short, even." (Swainson 1827); "Lampornis Swainson, 1827 (Dec.), Zoological Journal, III, p. 358.  Type, by subsequent designation (G. Gray, 1840, List Genera Birds, p. 13), L. mango (L.) Swains., i.e. Trochilus mango Linnaeus, 1758." (JAJ 2020).
• (Trochilidae; syn. Florisuga † White-necked Jacobin F. mellivora) "LES LAMPORNIS.  Lampornis, Swains.  ...  ESP. 20.  OISEAU-MOUCHE JACOBINE.  Ornismya mellivora, N. pl. XXI (mâle), et XXII (femelle)." (Lesson 1829) (twenty-seven further 'espèces' are listed); "Lampornis Lesson, 1829, Hist. Nat. Oiseaux-Mouches, p. xxiij.  Type, by subsequent designation (Elliot, 1879, Smithsonian Contrib. Knowledge, 317, Classif. Synop. Trochilidae, p. 47), Florisuga mellivora, i.e. Trochilus mellivorus Linnaeus, 1758." (JAJ 2020).
• (Trochilidae; syn. Topaza † Crimson Topaz T. pella) Reichenbach's 1850, plate XXXIX, labelled Trochilinae: Avocettulinae.Polytminae, includes the distinctive features and head-pattern of the Crimson Topaz; "Lampornis Reichenbach, 1850, Avium Systema Naturale, pl. XXXIX (no specific names given).  Type, by subsequent designation (G. Gray, 1855, Cat. Genera Subgenera Birds Brit. Mus., p. 21), Trochilus pella Linnaeus, 1758." (JAJ 2020).

Sybil Maitland Salvin (1867-1925) eldest daughter of English ornithologist Osbert Salvin (Martin Schneider in litt.) (Lampornis).