Marvelous Spatuletail / Loddigesia mirabilis

Marvelous Spatuletail / Loddigesia mirabilis

Marvelous Spatuletail

SCI Name:  Loddigesia mirabilis
Protonym:  Trochilus mirabilis Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt15 no.171 p.42
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  marspa1
Type Locality:  Chachapoyas, Peru.
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Publish Year:  1847
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DEFINITIONS

LODDIGESIA
(Trochilidae; Ϯ Marvellous Spatuletail L. mirabilis) George Loddiges (1786-1846) English horticulturalist, microscopist and trochilidist; "*184. Loddigesia, Gould, 1850. (Mellisuga, p. Gr.)   America m.  1.   TROCHILUS mirabilis, Loddig. Pr. Zool. Soc. 1847. - Gr. et Mitch. Gen. B. t. 37. ex Peru. Chachapoyas." (Bonaparte 1850); "Loddigesia "Gould" Bonaparte, Consp. Av., 1, Mar., 1850, p. 80. Type, by monotypy, Trochilus mirabilis Loddiges i.e. Bourcier." (Peters 1945, V, 128).
Var. Loddiggesia.
Synon. Loddigiornis, Mulsantia, Thaumatoessa.

mirabilis
L. mirabilis marvellous < mirari to admire < mirus wonderful, astonishing.
● ex “Poephile admirable” of Hombron & Jacquinot 1842 (syn. Chloebia gouldiae).
● ex “Parkinson” of Audebert & Vieillot 1802 (syn. Menura novaehollandiae).