Little Nightjar / Setopagis parvula

Little Nightjar / Setopagis parvula

Little Nightjar

SCI Name:  Setopagis parvula
Protonym:  Caprimulgus parvulus Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt5 no.50 p.22
Taxonomy:  Caprimulgiformes / Caprimulgidae /
Taxonomy Code:  litnig1
Type Locality:  No locality given, but type from near Santa Fe, Rio Parana, Argentina.
Publish Year:  1837
IUCN Status:  


(Caprimulgidae; Ϯ Little Nightjar S. parvula) Gr. σης sēs, σητος sētos  moth; παγις pagis  trap  < παγη pagē  snare  < πηγνυμι pēgnumi  to stick; "Setopagis gen. nov.   Type, Caprimulgus parvulus Gould.   Nearest Antrostomus, but differing in the relatively small bill, and in the adult male having a white patch on middle portion of primaries (none of the numerous species of Antrostomus being thus marked).   Σης, σητος, a moth; παγις, trap." (Ridgway 1912).
Synon. Tetroura.

parvula / parvulum / parvulus
L. parvulus  very small  < dim. parvus  small.