Little Sunangel / Heliangelus micraster

Little Sunangel / Heliangelus micraster

Little Sunangel

SCI Name:  Heliangelus micraster
Protonym:  Heliangelus micraster Ann.Mag.Nat.Hist.(4), 9 p.195
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  litsun1
Type Locality:  San Lucas, Ecuador.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1872
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

HELIANGELUS
(Trochilidae; Ϯ Longuemare's Sunangel H. clarisse) Gr. ἡλιος hēlios  sun; αγγελος angelos  angel; "Genus HELIANGELUS.   Gen. char.—Rostrum rectum, æque ac caput longum, cylindraceum, et ad basin aliquanto depressum.  Plumæ frontales rostri basin non obtegentes.  Alæ mediocriter validæ primaria externa falciformi.  Pedes mediocriter validi, halluce digitum intermedium æquante.  Cauda mediocris, subrotundata.   ...   All the species of this genus are from the Andes, and distinguished by the extreme lustre of the throat, which in most of the species is bounded below by a gorget of white or buff.   Types, Trochilus Clarisse, Spencei, amethysticollis, and strophianus.   HELIANGELUS MAVORS (n. sp.)" (Gould 1848); "Heliangelus Gould, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, pt. 16, 1848, p. 12. Type, by subsequent designation, Trochilus clarissae [i.e. Ornismya clarisse] Longuemare. (G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 22)." (Peters, 1945, V, p. 105). 
Synon. Anactoria, Diotima, Heliotrypha, Heliotryphon, Helymus, Nodalia, Parzudakia, Peratus, Warszewiczia.   

micraster
Gr. μικρος mikros  small; αστηρ astēr, αστερος asteros  star.

MICRASTUR
(Falconidae; Ϯ Collared Forest Falcon M. semitorquatus) Gr. μικρος mikros  little, short; genus Astur de Lacépède, 1799, goshawk; "MICRASTUR, G. R. Gray (1841).  Brachypterusc, Less. (1837).  Astur, Spix.   M. brachypterus, (Temm.) G. R. Gray, Pl. col. 141.  F. concentricus, Ill.   ...   cPreviously used ending in yx." (G. Gray 1841); "Micrastur G. R. Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1841, p. 6. Type, by original designation, Falco brachypterus Temminck = Sparvius semitorquatus Vieillot." (Peters 1931, 1, 276) (see Brachypterus).
Var. Micraster.
Synon. Brachypterus, Carnifex, Clamosocircus, Climacocercus, Nothierax, Rhyncomegas, Thrasyaccipiter.

SUBSPECIES

Little Sunangel (micraster)
SCI Name: Heliangelus micraster micraster
micraster
Gr. μικρος mikros  small; αστηρ astēr, αστερος asteros  star.

Little Sunangel (cutervensis)
SCI Name: Heliangelus micraster cutervensis
cutervensis
Cutervo, Cajamarca, Peru.