Peruvian Sheartail / Thaumastura cora

Peruvian Sheartail / Thaumastura cora

Peruvian Sheartail

SCI Name:  Thaumastura cora
Protonym:  Orthorhynchus Cora Voy.Coq. (1826), pl.31 fig.4; 1830 Zool. 1(1826) p.682
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  pershe2
Type Locality:  Between Callao and Lima, Peru.
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Publish Year:  1827
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DEFINITIONS

THAUMASTURA
(Trochilidae; Ϯ Peruvian Sheartail T. cora) Gr. θαυμαστος thaumastos  marvellous, wonderful  < θαυμα thauma, θαυματος thaumatos  wonder, marvel; ουρα oura  tail; "*203. Thaumastura, Bp. (Calothorax et Mellisuga, p. Gr.)   Amer. trop.  3.   1. TROCHILUS cora, Less. et Garn. Voy. Coq. Ois. t. 13. 4. Ois.-Mouch. t. 6. - Trochil. t. 39. 40. - Nat. Libr. xiv. t. 25. ex Peru.  Cauda speciosa!    2. ORNISMYA vesper, Less. Ois.-Mouch. t. 19.-Trochil. t. 9. 48.- Nat. Libr. xiv. t. 24. ex Chili.    3. ORNISMYA fanny, Less. (Trochilus labrador, Bourc.) Ann. Sc. Lyon. 1838. cum fig. ex N. Granada. Peru.  Species 2. et 3. typicæ, quamvis cauda simplici!" (Bonaparte 1850); "Thaumastura Bonaparte, Consp. Av., 1, Mar., 1850, p. 85. Type, by subsequent designation, Trochilus [i.e. Orthorhynchus] cora Lesson. (G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 21.)" (Peters 1945, V, 131).
Var. Tamnastura, Taumastura, Thamnastura, Thausmatura, Thaumatura.

cora
Cora, an Inca priestess of the sun in Jean Marmontel’s novel “Les Incas, ou la destruction de l’Empire du Pérou”, 1777 (Thaumastura).

Cora
(Trochilidae; syn. Thaumastura Peruvian Sheartail T. cora) Cora, an Inca priestess of the sun in Jean Marmontel’s novel “Les Incas, ou la destruction de l’Empire du Pérou”, 1777 (cf. specific name Orthorhynchus cora Lesson & Garnot, 1827; Cora, wife to Alonzo, a Spanish conquistador, in Sheridan's tragedy "Pizarro" 1799); "Lucifer, Less. —  a. Cyanopogon, Reich. — b. Cora, Reich. —  c. Elisa, Reich." (Bonaparte 1854 (nom. nud.)); "321. THAUMASTURA, Pr. B. 1849.  (Trochilus Cora, Less.)   ...   321. = "Cora, Reichenb."  Pr. B. 1854?" (G. Gray 1855); "Cora G. Gray, 1855, Cat. Genera Subgenera Birds Brit. Mus., p. 139 (Appendix).  Type, by tautonymy and original designation, Orthorhynchus cora Lesson, 1827." (JAJ 2020).