Oasis Hummingbird / Rhodopis vesper

Oasis Hummingbird / Rhodopis vesper

Oasis Hummingbird

SCI Name:  Rhodopis vesper
Protonym:  Ornismya vesper Hist.Nat.Ois.-Mouches[Lesson] p.xv,85 pl.19
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  oashum1
Type Locality:  Chile.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1829
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

RHODOPIS
(Trochilidae; Ϯ Oasis Hummingbird R. vesper) Rodopis (fl. 500 BC), a famous Thracian courtesan or hetaira; "*Calliphlox   ...   *γ. Rhodopis vespera (Orn. vesper LESS. 1829.) RCHB. — Chili." (Reichenbach 1854); "Calliphlox γ Rhodopis Reichenbach, Journ. f. Orn., 1, 1854, Beil. zu Extrah., p. 12. Type, by monotypy, Ornismya vesper Lesson." (Peters 1945, V, 131).
Var. Rodophis, Rhodophis.

vesper / vespera
French name “Oiseau-mouche Vesper,” given to the Oasis Hummingbird by Lesson 1829, because it was believed to fly only during the evening  < L. vesper, vesperis  evening (Vesper  Venus, the brightest star in the evening sky) (Rhodopis).

SUBSPECIES

Oasis Hummingbird (koepckeae)
SCI Name: Rhodopis vesper koepckeae
koepckeae
Maria Emilia Ana Koepcke née von Mikulicz-Radecki (1924-1971) German ornithologist in Peru 1949-1971, explorer, collector (Cacicus, Megascops, Pauxi, Phaethornis, subsp. Rhodopis vesper, Thinocorus).

Oasis Hummingbird (vesper)
SCI Name: Rhodopis vesper vesper
vesper / vespera
French name “Oiseau-mouche Vesper,” given to the Oasis Hummingbird by Lesson 1829, because it was believed to fly only during the evening  < L. vesper, vesperis  evening (Vesper  Venus, the brightest star in the evening sky) (Rhodopis).

Oasis Hummingbird (atacamensis)
SCI Name: Rhodopis vesper atacamensis
atacamensis
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.