Narina Trogon / Apaloderma narina

Narina Trogon / Apaloderma narina

Narina Trogon

SCI Name:  Apaloderma narina
Protonym:  Trogon Narina Gen.Zool.[Shaw] 9 pt1 p.14
Category:  Trogoniformes / Trogonidae /
Taxonomy Code:  nartro1
Type Locality:  'Country of the Anteniquoi to the river Gamtoo,'' i.e. Knysna district, Cape Province, ex Levaillant.
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Publish Year:  1815
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

APALODERMA
(Trogonidae; Ϯ Narina Trogon A. narina) Gr. ἁπαλος hapalos  delicate; δερμα derma, δερματος dermatos  skin; "A possible defense against predators is the very easy detachment of feathers from the thin skin, a feature repeatedly referred to by museum collectors when recounting difficulties in preparing specimens." (Forshaw & Gilbert 2009); "SUB-GENERA.   ...   4. Bill with obscure serratures: tarsi naked, covered with scales; the two anterior toes divided nearly to their base.  (Type, Trogon Narina).  Africa.   APALODERMA. Sw." (Swainson 1833); "Apaloderma, Sw.  Bill as in Trogon, but the dentations almost obsolete. Feet stronger. The two anterior toes cleft to their base.  Africa.  The tenuirostral type.  A. Narina. Ois. d'Af. 228.  Reinwardii. Pl. Col. 124.*   ...   * Neither MM. Temminck nor Gould mention any thing of the form of the feet; I am, therefore, doubtful if this is its true situation." (Swainson 1837); "Apaloderma Swainson, Classif. Bds. ii, p. 337, 1837.  Type by subsequent designation (Gray, List Gen. Bds. 1st ed. p. 10, 1840), Trogon narina Vieill. = T. narina Steph." (W. Sclater, 1924, Syst. Av. Aethiop., I, p. 268).
Var. Hapaloderma, Apoladerma.
Synon. Heterotrogon, Paratrogon.

narina
Khoikhoi narina flower; ex “Couroucou Narina” of Levaillant 1807, pl. 228: “Ce couroucou d’Afrique auquel je donne le nom de narina, qui en langue hottentote signifie fleur.” Lesson 1830, claimed that Levaillant had named the trogon after a Gonaqua girl whose name he found ugly and unpronounceable so had renamed her Narina (Apaloderma).

SUBSPECIES

Narina Trogon (narina)
SCI Name: Apaloderma narina narina
narina
Khoikhoi narina flower; ex “Couroucou Narina” of Levaillant 1807, pl. 228: “Ce couroucou d’Afrique auquel je donne le nom de narina, qui en langue hottentote signifie fleur.” Lesson 1830, claimed that Levaillant had named the trogon after a Gonaqua girl whose name he found ugly and unpronounceable so had renamed her Narina (Apaloderma).

Narina Trogon (littorale)
SCI Name: Apaloderma narina littorale
littorale / littoralis
L. litoralis  littoral, of the shore  < litus, litoris  shore, beach.

Narina Trogon (brachyurum)
SCI Name: Apaloderma narina brachyurum
brachyura / brachyuros / brachyurum
Gr. βραχυς brakhus  short; -ουρος -ouros  -tailed  < ουρα oura  tail.
● ex “Olivert” of Levaillant 1803, pl. 125 (Camaroptera).
● ex “Petit Gobe-mouche tacheté de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 831, fig. 2, and de Buffon 1770-1783 (Myrmotherula).
● ex “Pica indica vulgaris” of Ray 1713, “Pica bengalensis” of Albin 1731-1738, “Pica cauda brevi. Short-tail’d Pye” of Edwards 1751, and “Turdus viridis moluccensis” of Brisson 1760 (Pitta).

Narina Trogon (constantia)
SCI Name: Apaloderma narina constantia
constantia
Constance Julia Davenport née Ussher (1846-1943) daughter of British diplomat Herbert Taylor Ussher in the Gold Coast (subsp. Apaloderma narina).