Mascarene Swiftlet / Aerodramus francicus

Mascarene Swiftlet / Aerodramus francicus

Mascarene Swiftlet

SCI Name:  Aerodramus francicus
Protonym:  Hirundo francica Syst.Nat. 1 pt2 p.1017
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Apodidae /
Taxonomy Code:  masswi1
Type Locality:  'Insula Francicae,'' i.e. Mauritius.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1789
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.

francica / francicus
Île de France (= Mauritius).
● ex “Petite Hirondelle noire à croupion gris” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Grey-rumped Swallow” of Latham 1783 (Aerodramus).

SUBSPECIES

Mascarene Swiftlet (saffordi)
SCI Name: Aerodramus francicus saffordi
saffordi
● Dr. Roger James Safford (b. 1967) British ornithologist, conservationist (subsp. Aerodramus francicus).
● Lt. William Edwin Safford (1859-1926) US Navy, anthropologist, botanist, Lt.-Gov. of Guam 1889-1900 (subsp. Myzomela rubratra).

Mascarene Swiftlet (francicus)
SCI Name: Aerodramus francicus francicus
francica / francicus
Île de France (= Mauritius).
● ex “Petite Hirondelle noire à croupion gris” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Grey-rumped Swallow” of Latham 1783 (Aerodramus).