Ruby-topaz Hummingbird / Chrysolampis mosquitus

Ruby-topaz Hummingbird / Chrysolampis mosquitus

Ruby-topaz Hummingbird

SCI Name:  Chrysolampis mosquitus
Protonym:  Trochilus Mosquitus Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.120
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  ruthum1
Type Locality:  'In Indiis''; error = Surinam by substitution of Berlepsch and Hartert, Nov. Zool., 9, 1902, p. 87, note.
Publish Year:  1758
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(Trochilidae; Ϯ Ruby-topaz Hummingbird C. mosquitus) Gr. χρυσολαμπις khrusolampis  gold-gleaming  < χρυσος khrusos  gold; λαμπω lampō  to shine; ". . . Chrysolampis.  1. Troch. moschitus Linn.   2. — elatus Gm.   3. — cyanomelas Gm.   4. — guianensis Gm.   5. — carbunculus Gm.    Die Arten stehen alle dem T. moschitus sehr nahe." (Boie 1831); "Chrysolampis Boie, Isis von Oken, 1831, col. 546. Type, by subsequent designation, Trochilus moschita [i.e. mosquitus] Linné. (Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 14.)" (Peters, 1945, V, p. 28).
Synon. Orthorhyncus.
• (syn. Eulampis  Purple-throated Carib E. jugularis) "Boie (Isis, 1831, 546) gave five species under his genus Chrysolampis  ...   Now Nos. 2, 4, and 5 are synonyms of No. 1, and No. 3 is a synonym of Trochilus jugularis Linn., and as it has been shown above that Trochilus moschitus (or mosquitus) Linn. is the type of Orthorhynchus it leaves Trochilus jugularis Linn. as the type of Chrysolampis Boie." (Riley, 1904, Auk, XXI, p. 486).

Spanish mosquito  little fly  < dim. mosca  fly; “60. TROCHILUS.   ...   Mosquitus.  8. T. rectricibus æqualibus ferrugineis: extimis apice fuscis, corpore nigro-aureo, remigibus nigris.  Mus. Ad. Fr. 2. pHabitat in Indiis.” (Linnaeus 1758)  (Chrysolampis).