Green-fronted Lancebill / Doryfera ludovicae

Green-fronted Lancebill / Doryfera ludovicae

Green-fronted Lancebill

SCI Name:  Doryfera ludovicae
Protonym:  Trochilus ludovicae Ann.Sci.Phys.Nat.Agric.Ind. 10 p.136
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  grflan1
Type Locality:  Colombia, restricted to Buena Vista, 4500 feet, Eastern Andes above Villavicencio.
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Publish Year:  1847
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

DORYFERA
(Trochilidae; Ϯ Green-fronted Lancebill D. ludoviciae) Gr. δορυ doru, δορατος doratos  spear; φερω pherō  to carry (cf. Med. L. doriferus  spearman  < Gr. δορυ doru  spear; L. -fera  carrying  < ferre  to carry); "DORYFERA, gen. nov.   Char. gen.— Rostrum forte, ad tertiam partem apicalem, quæ sursum curvatur, rectum.  Alæ subgrandes.  Cauda rotundata, subrigida, rectricibus singulis mucronatis.  Tarsi aliqua parte vestiti.  Pedes magnitudini mediocri.  Digitus et unguis postico digito et ungui medio longitudine æquales.   ...   The species are —  Trochilus (Doryfera) Louise.   TROCHILUS (DORYFERA) VIOLIFRONS." (Gould 1847); "Doryfera Gould, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, pt. 15, 1847, p. 95. Type, by subsequent designation, [Trochilus (Doryfera) Louise =] Trochilus ludovicae Bourcier and Mulsant. (Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 22.)   ...   Replaces Hemistephania Reichenbach, 1854, of Sharpe's Hand-list. Doryfera Gould is not preoccupied by Doryphora Illiger, 1809 [Coleoptera]." (Peters, 1945, V, p. 3).
Var. Dorifera, Doryphora ("Von δορυ (Spiess) und φερω (tragen)" (Cabanis & Heine 1860)).
Synon. Hemistephania.

ludovicae
Louise Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire née Blacque-Belair (1810-1855) wife of French zoologist Prof. Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (Late L. Ludovicia Louise) (Doryfera).

SUBSPECIES

Green-fronted Lancebill (veraguensis)
SCI Name: Doryfera ludovicae veraguensis
veraguanensis / veraguensis
Veraguas Province, Panama.

Green-fronted Lancebill (ludovicae)
SCI Name: Doryfera ludovicae ludovicae
ludovicae
Louise Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire née Blacque-Belair (1810-1855) wife of French zoologist Prof. Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (Late L. Ludovicia Louise) (Doryfera).