Marquesan Swiftlet / Aerodramus ocistus

Marquesan Swiftlet / Aerodramus ocistus

Marquesan Swiftlet

SCI Name:  Aerodramus ocistus
Protonym:  Collocalia ocista Proc.Acad.Nat.Sci.Philadelphia 58 p.179,184
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Apodidae /
Taxonomy Code:  marswi2
Type Locality:  Nukuhiva, Marquesas Islands.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1906
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

AERODRAMUS
(Apodidae; Ϯ Himalayan Swiftlet A. brevirostris innominatus) Gr. αηρ aēr, αερος aeros  air; -δρομος -dromos  -racer  < τρεχω trekhō  to run; "A.—Tarsus more or less feathered (subgenus Aerodramus).  ...  AERODRAMUS, 6 subgenus nov.   Chars. subgen.— Similar in proportions to the subgenus Collocalia, but tarsus more or less feathered.  Type.— Collocalia innominata Hume.   ...   6 αηρ, aer; δραμειν, cursare." (Oberholser 1906); "Aerodramus Oberholser, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila., 58, 1906, p. 179 (in key), p. 182.  Type, by original designation, Collocalia innominata Hume." (Peters, 1940, IV, p. 220).
Synon. Zoonava.

ocista / ocistus
Gr. ωκιστος ōkistos very swift < super. ωκυς ōkus quick, swift.

SUBSPECIES

Marquesan Swiftlet (ocistus)
SCI Name: Aerodramus ocistus ocistus
ocista / ocistus
Gr. ωκιστος ōkistos very swift < super. ωκυς ōkus quick, swift.

Marquesan Swiftlet (gilliardi)
SCI Name: Aerodramus ocistus gilliardi
gilliardi
Dr Ernest Thomas Gilliard (1912-1965) US ornithologist, collector (subsp. Aerodramus leucophaeus, subsp. Diglossa major, syn. Melidectes fuscus, syn. Melidectes rufocrissalis thomasi, subsp. Pardaliparus elegans, subsp. Pauxi pauxi, subsp. Ptilorrhoa castanonota).