Purple-throated Woodstar / Philodice mitchellii

Purple-throated Woodstar / Philodice mitchellii

Purple-throated Woodstar

SCI Name:  Philodice mitchellii
Protonym:  Trochilus Mitchellii Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt15 no.171 p.47
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  putwoo1
Type Locality:  Zimapdn.
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Publish Year:  1847
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DEFINITIONS

Philodice
(syn. Calliphlox Ϯ Purple-throated Woodstar C. mitchellii) Gr. myth. Philodice, wife of Leucippus and daughter of Inachus; "[Key] Genre AMATHUSIA, Amathusie.   ...   d. Rectrices externes et subexternes presque égales: les intermédiaires notablement plus courtes.  (S.-g. Philodice.)  Mitchelli, BOURCIER.   Eq., Nouv.-Gren..   >> Class. de M. Gould   Calliphlox 180." (Mulsant et al. 1866); "Philodice Mulsant, Verreaux and Verreaux, Mém. Soc. Imp. Sci. Nat. Cherbourg, 12, 1866, p. 230 [Essaie Classif. Méth. Trochil., p. 86.] Type, by monotypy, Trochilus mitchellii Bourcier." (Peters 1945, V, 132).   Var. Philodoce.

mitchelli / mitchellii
David William Mitchell (1813-1859) English zoologist, artist, Secretary of Zoological Society of London 1847-1859 (syn. Amandava subflavaCalliphlox, Phegornis, subsp. Picoides canicapillus, subsp. Trichoglossus forsteni).