Green-fronted Hummingbird / Amazilia viridifrons

Green-fronted Hummingbird / Amazilia viridifrons

Green-fronted Hummingbird

SCI Name:  Amazilia viridifrons
Protonym:  Cyanomyia viridifrons Ann.Mag.Nat.Hist.(4), 8 p.267
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  grfhum1
Type Locality:  Putla, Oaxaca.
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Publish Year:  1871
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

AMAZILIA
(Trochilidae; Ϯ Cinnamon Hummingbird A. rutila) Specific name Ornismya amazilia Lesson, 1828 (see amazilia); "Race: Les AMAZILIS, amazilia, Less.  — (pl. 73.) L'ois. mouche lumachelle: Ornysmia lumachella, Less., rev. zool. p. 315. Hab.: Bahia.   — (pl. 74.) L'ois. mouche beau: Ornysmia eximia, Delattre, écho, 1813, Hab.: Guatimala.   — (pl. 75) L'ois. mouche canelle: Ornysmia cinnamomea, Less., rev. zoolog., 1842, p. 175; Orn. rufula, Delattre, écho, 1843. Hab: Acapulco, Guatimala.     (pl. 76) L'ois. m. Clarisse: Ornysmia clarisse, Longuemare, rev. zool., 1841, p. 306. H. Santa-Fe-de-Bogota." (Lesson 1843); "Amazilia Lesson, Écho du Monde Sav., 1843, col. 757. Type, by subsequent designation, Ornismya cinnamomea Lesson = Ornismia rutila DeLattre. (Stone, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philas., 1918, p. 256.)" (Peters 1945, V, p. 61).  I have elsewhere suggested that the substantive name Amazili be given to the hummingbirds of this genus.  
Var. Amazillia.   
Synon. Agyrtria, Albanora, Amazilicus, Amazilina, Amazilius, Amizilis, Arena, Arenella, Ariadne, Ariana, Chionogaster, Chionomesa, Cyanomyia, Elliotia, Eranna, Eratina, Eratopis, Erythronota, Eucephala, Hemistilbon, Hemithylaca, Hypochionis, Leucodora, Lisoria, Myletes, Polyerata, Pyrrhophaena, Saucerottia, Uranomitra.

amazilia
Amazili, an Inca heroine in Jean Marmontel’s novel (1777) “Les Incas, ou la destruction de l’Empire du Pérou” (Amazilia (“le nom de cette espèce rappellera à l’imagination de nos lecteurs une des héroïnes célébrées par Marmontel dans ses Incas, et en même temps les lieux où elle vit” (Lesson 1830), subsp. Columbina minuta).

viridifrons
L. viridis  green  < virere  to be green; frons, frontis  forehead, brow.

SUBSPECIES

Green-fronted Hummingbird (Green-fronted)
SCI Name: Amazilia viridifrons viridifrons
viridifrons
L. viridis  green  < virere  to be green; frons, frontis  forehead, brow.

Green-fronted Hummingbird (Cinnamon-sided)
SCI Name: Amazilia viridifrons wagneri
wagneri
● Dr Helmuth Otto Wagner (1897-1977) German ornithologist, collector in Australia, East Indies and Mexico 1933-1950, Director of Übersee-museums, Bremen 1950-1962 (Björn Bergenholtz in litt.) (Amazilia).
● Ludwig Wagner (1900-1976) German engineer resident in Portugal, collector (Martin Schneider in litt.) (syn. Cyanistes caeruleus ogliastrae, syn. Lullula arborea).
● Prof. Antoni Józef Wagner (1860-1928) Polish zoologist, malacologist, Director of Polish Mus. of Zoology, Warsaw 1920-1926 (syn. Dryobates minor hortorum, subsp. Poospiza whitii).