Purple-crowned Fairy / Heliothryx barroti

Purple-crowned Fairy / Heliothryx barroti

Purple-crowned Fairy

SCI Name:  Heliothryx barroti
Protonym:  Trochilus Barroti Rev.Zool. 6 p.72
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  pucfai1
Type Locality:  Cartagena, Colombia.
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Publish Year:  1843
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DEFINITIONS

HELIOTHRYX
(Trochilidae; Ϯ Black-eared Fairy H. auritus) Gr. ἡλιος hēlios  sun; θριξ thrix, τριχος trikhos  hair; a Nahuatl/Aztec name Huitzilin for the hummingbird meant 'tresses-' or 'rays-of-the-sun'; "Heliothryx.   Arten. 1. Tr. auritus Gm.    2. — petasophorus P. M.   3. — scutatus Natter.   Hieher werden vielleicht alle die Arten zu stellen seyn, den denen der Edelsteinglanz des Gefieders an den eigenthümlich gebildeten Federn hinter dem Ohre hervortritt." (Boie 1831); "Heliothryx Boie, Isis von Oken, 1831, col. 547. Type, by subsequent designation, H. aurita (L.) = Trochilus auritus Gmelin. (G. R. Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 14.)" (Peters, 1945, V, p. 126). 
Var. Heliotryx, Heliothrix, Heliothrys, Heliotrix, Heliotrys.

barroti
Théodore Adolphe Barrot (1801-1870) French diplomat in Colombia 1831-1835, and the Philippines 1835-1838 (Heliothryx, syn. Lepidogrammus cumingi).