Purple-collared Woodstar / Myrtis fanny

Purple-collared Woodstar / Myrtis fanny

Purple-collared Woodstar

SCI Name:  Myrtis fanny
Protonym:  Ornismya Fanny Ann.Sci.Nat.Zool.(2), 9 p.170
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  pucwoo1
Type Locality:  Locality unknown, supposed to be from Mexico; error = Peru.
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Publish Year:  1838
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DEFINITIONS

MYRTIS
(Trochilidae; Ϯ Purple-collared Woodstar M. fanny) Myrtis (fl. 500 BC) Boeotian poetess, muse and teacher to Corinna and Pindar; "*Lucifer   ...    * β. Myrtis Fanny (Orn. — LESS. 1838.) RCHB. — Peru: Lima.    * —— Elisa (Orn. — LESS. 1839.) RCHB. — Mexico." (Reichenbach 1854); "Lucifer β Myrtis Reichenbach, Journ. f. Orn., 1, 1854, Beil. zu Extrah., p. 13. Type, by subsequent designation, Ornismya fanny Lesson. (G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 140.)" (Peters 1945, V, 138).

fanny
● Françoise ‘Fanny’ Victoire Rosalie Joséphine Gouÿe de Longuemare née Marsy (1796-1873) wife of French naturalist Agathe-François Gouÿe de Longuemare (Myrtis).
● Frances ‘Fanny’ Wilson (fl. 1846) wife of British trochilidist Edward Wilson (Martin Schneider in litt.) (subsp. Tangara larvata).

SUBSPECIES

Purple-collared Woodstar (fanny)
SCI Name: Myrtis fanny fanny
fanny
● Françoise ‘Fanny’ Victoire Rosalie Joséphine Gouÿe de Longuemare née Marsy (1796-1873) wife of French naturalist Agathe-François Gouÿe de Longuemare (Myrtis).
● Frances ‘Fanny’ Wilson (fl. 1846) wife of British trochilidist Edward Wilson (Martin Schneider in litt.) (subsp. Tangara larvata).

Purple-collared Woodstar (megalura)
SCI Name: Myrtis fanny megalura
megalura
Gr. μεγαλως megalō exceedingly  < μεγας megas, μεγαλη megalē  great; -ουρος -ouros  -tailed  < ουρα oura  tail.