Hispaniolan Emerald / Chlorostilbon swainsonii

Hispaniolan Emerald / Chlorostilbon swainsonii

Hispaniolan Emerald

SCI Name:  Chlorostilbon swainsonii
Protonym:  Ornismya Swainsonii Hist.Nat.Ois.-Mouches[Lesson] p.xvii 1830 p.197 pl.70
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  hiseme1
Type Locality:  Brazil, error = Hispaniola.
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Publish Year:  1829
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DEFINITIONS

CHLOROSTILBON
(Trochilidae; Ϯ Glittering-bellied Emerald C. lucidus pucherani) Gr. χλωρος khlōros  green; στιλβων stilbōn, στιλβοντος stilbontos  shining, an epithet of the planet Mercury (cf. στιλβη stilbē  lamp); "[plate] CHLOROSTILBONA PRASINA.   ...   [text] CHLOROSTILBON PRASINUS. Brazilian Emerald.   ...   The male has the upper and under surface yellowish green, with a golden lustre on the crown of the head and the sides of the neck; wings purplish brown; tail black, glossed with steel-blue; throat brilliant grass-green" (Gould 1853); "Chlorostilbon Gould, Monogr. Trochil., pt. 5, May, 1853, pl. [14] and text [= 5, pl. 355 of volume]. Type, by monotypy, Chlorostilbon prasinus Gould, not of authors, = Trochilus pucherani Bourcier." (Peters, 1945, V, p. 36). 
Var. Chlorostilbona.     
Synon. Chloauges, Chlorestes, Chlorolampis, Chrysomirus, Colubris, Erasmia, Halia, Marsyas, Mellisuga, Merion, Panychlora, Prasitis, Riccordia, Sporadinus.

swainsoni / swainsonii
William Swainson (1789-1855) English naturalist, artist, collector (Buteo, syn. Campephaga flavaCatharus, Chlorostilbon, syn. Circus macrourus, syn. Coracina lineata, syn. Cossypha niveicapilla, syn. Criniger calurus verreauxi, syn. Doricha enicura, Gampsonyx, syn. Halcyon leucocephala pallidiventris, syn. Iduna caligataLimnothlypis, syn. Mackenziaena severa, syn. Momotus momota bahamensis, Myiarchus (ex “Suirirí pardo amarillo menor” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 193), syn. Myrmeciza longipes (ex Myrmothera longipes Swainson, 1825), subsp. Notharchus macrorhynchos, Onychorhynchus, syn. Pachyramphus marginatus, Passer, syn. Petrochelidon pyrrhonota, syn. Phigys solitarius, syn. Philohydor lictor, syn. Phylloscopus nitidus, Polytelis, Pternistis, syn. Ptilinopus regina, subsp. Ramphastos ambiguus, syn. Struthidea cinerea, syn. Tangara sayaca, syn. Thinocorus rumicivorus, syn. Trichoglossus moluccanus, syn. Turdoides jardineii, subsp. Vireo gilvus).