Lucifer Hummingbird / Calothorax lucifer

Lucifer Hummingbird / Calothorax lucifer

Lucifer Hummingbird

SCI Name:  Calothorax lucifer
Protonym:  Cynanthus Lucifer Philos.Mag.n.s. n.s., 1 p.442
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  luchum
Type Locality:  Temescai 1 tepee, Mexico
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Publish Year:  1827
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DEFINITIONS

CALOTHORAX
(Trochilidae; Lucifer Hummingbird C. lucifer) Gr. καλος kalos  beautiful; θωραξ thōrax, θωρακος thōrakos  breastplate; "Golden green; throat amethystine; the feathers elongated and narrow" (Swainson 1827); "CALOTHORAX, n.  Lucifers, Less.  C. cyanopogon, (Less.) n.  T. lucifer, Swains.  Ois. Mouch., pl. 5." (G. R. Gray 1840); "Calothorax G. R. Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 13.  Type, by original designation, C. cyanopogon (Less.) = Cynanthus lucifer Swainson." (Peters, 1945, V, p. 134).   
Var. Callothorax.   
Synon. Cyanopogon, Lucifer, Manilia.
• (Trochilidae; syn. Lafresnaya † Mountain Velvetbreast L. lafresnayi) "CALOTHORAX G. R. Gray.  ...  1. C. Lafresnayi (Boiss.) Rev. Zool. 1848. p. 8. — Trochilus flavicaudatus Fras." (G. Gray 1848) (fourteen other species are listed, including, "10. C. lucifer  ...  Type of Calothorax G. R. Gray"); "Calothorax G. Gray, 1848, Genera Birds, I, p. 110.  Type, by subsequent and erroneous designation (Elliot, 1879, Smithsonian Contrib. Knowledge, 317, Classif. Synop. Trochilidae, p. 43), T. flavicaudata Fraser, 1840 = Trochilus lafresnayi Boissonneau, 1840." (JAJ 2020).

lucifer
L. lucifer  light-bearing  < lux, lucis light; -fera  -bearing  < ferre to bear (cf. Roman myth. Lucifer, personification of the evening star Venus).

Lucifer
(syn. Calothorax Ϯ Lucifer Hummingbird C. lucifer)  Roman myth. Lucifer, personification of the evening star Venus  <  lucifer  light-bearing  < luxlucis  light; -fera  bearing  < ferre  to bear  < Gr. Phosporos, bearer of light, and brother to Hesperos; "*Lucifer cyanopogon (Orn. — LESS. 1829.) BOIE. — Mexico." (Reichenbach 1854).