Royal Sunangel / Heliangelus regalis

Royal Sunangel / Heliangelus regalis

Royal Sunangel

SCI Name:  Heliangelus regalis
Protonym:  Heliangelus regalis WilsonBull. 91 p.177
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  roysun1
Type Locality:  
Author:  
Publish Year:  1979
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

HELIANGELUS
(Trochilidae; Ϯ Longuemare's Sunangel H. clarisse) Gr. ἡλιος hēlios  sun; αγγελος angelos  angel; "Genus HELIANGELUS.   Gen. char.—Rostrum rectum, æque ac caput longum, cylindraceum, et ad basin aliquanto depressum.  Plumæ frontales rostri basin non obtegentes.  Alæ mediocriter validæ primaria externa falciformi.  Pedes mediocriter validi, halluce digitum intermedium æquante.  Cauda mediocris, subrotundata.   ...   All the species of this genus are from the Andes, and distinguished by the extreme lustre of the throat, which in most of the species is bounded below by a gorget of white or buff.   Types, Trochilus Clarisse, Spencei, amethysticollis, and strophianus.   HELIANGELUS MAVORS (n. sp.)" (Gould 1848); "Heliangelus Gould, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, pt. 16, 1848, p. 12. Type, by subsequent designation, Trochilus clarissae [i.e. Ornismya clarisse] Longuemare. (G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 22)." (Peters, 1945, V, p. 105). 
Synon. Anactoria, Diotima, Heliotrypha, Heliotryphon, Helymus, Nodalia, Parzudakia, Peratus, Warszewiczia.   

regalis
L. regalis  royal, regal  < rex, regis  king  < regere  to rule.
● TL Real del Monte, Hidalgo, Mexico  < Spanish real  royal (Buteo).
● ex “Ouira Ouassou” of de Buffon (Sonnini ed.) 1800-1802  < Tupí name Uirassú great bird, for an eagle (syn. Harpia harpyja).

SUBSPECIES

Royal Sunangel (regalis)
SCI Name: Heliangelus regalis regalis
regalis
L. regalis  royal, regal  < rex, regis  king  < regere  to rule.
● TL Real del Monte, Hidalgo, Mexico  < Spanish real  royal (Buteo).
● ex “Ouira Ouassou” of de Buffon (Sonnini ed.) 1800-1802  < Tupí name Uirassú great bird, for an eagle (syn. Harpia harpyja).

Royal Sunangel (johnsoni)
SCI Name: Heliangelus regalis johnsoni
johnsoni / johnsonii
● George Randall Johnson (1833-1919) English lawyer, cricketer, collector in Australia 1866, politician resident in New Zealand ?1866-1892 (Martin Schneider in litt.) (syn. Casuarius casuarius).
● Dr David Horn Johnson (1912-1996) US zoologist, Smithsonian Curator of Mammals 1941-1965, collector (subsp. Caprimulgus macrurus).
● Prof. Ned Keith Johnson (1932-2003) US ornithologist (subsp. Heliangelus regalis).
● Dr Hilary Richard Wright Johnson (1837-1901) Liberian statesman, President 1884-1892 (subsp. Illadopsis cleaveri).
● Prof. Oscar Walter Johnson (b. 1935) and Patricia Mary Johnson (1934-2013) US ornithologists (syn. Pluvialis fulva).
● Axel Axelson Johnson (1876-1958) Swedish Consul-Gen. for Thailand 1911-1912 (Björn Bergenholtz in litt.) (Pseudocolaptes, subsp. Pycnonotus flaviventris).