Hispaniolan Trogon / Priotelus roseigaster

Hispaniolan Trogon / Priotelus roseigaster

Hispaniolan Trogon

SCI Name:  Priotelus roseigaster
Protonym:  Trogon roseigaster Nouv.Dict.Hist.Nat. 8 p.314
Taxonomy:  Trogoniformes / Trogonidae /
Taxonomy Code:  histro1
Type Locality:  Santo Domingo and Mexico.
Publish Year:  1817
IUCN Status:  


(Trogonidae; Ϯ Cuban Trogon P. temnurus) Gr. πριων priōn, πριονος prionos  saw; τελος telos  fulfilment, celebration (cf. τεληεις telēeis  perfect); "Unmistakable; readily identified by deeply excised tips to tail-feathers with outer edges curving outwards." (Forshaw & Gilbert 2009); "PRIOTELUS, n.  Temnurusa, Swains.   P. temnurus, (Temm.) n., Pl. col. 326.   T. albicollis, Sw.   ...   aPreviously used in Ornithology." (G. Gray 1840); "Priotelus G. R. Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 10. New name for Temnurus Swainson, 1837, not of Lesson, 1831. Type, by monotypy, T. albicollis Pl. col. 326 = Trogon temnurus Temminck." (Peters 1945, V, 150).
Var. Prionotelus.
Synon. Temnurus.

L. roseus  rosy  < rosa  rose; gaster, gasteris  belly.
● ex “Couroucou Damoiseau” of Levaillant 1806 (Temnotrogon).