Santa Marta Blossomcrown / Anthocephala floriceps

Santa Marta Blossomcrown / Anthocephala floriceps

Santa Marta Blossomcrown

SCI Name:  Anthocephala floriceps
Protonym:  Trochilus (--?) floriceps Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1853) (1853), Pt21 no.251 p.62
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  samblo1
Type Locality:  5000 feet, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia.
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Publish Year:  1853
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DEFINITIONS

ANTHOCEPHALA
(Trochilidae; Ϯ Santa Marta Blossomcrown A. floriceps) Gr. ανθος anthos  blossom; κεφαλη kephalē  head; "Forehead buffy white, passing into a beautiful deep peach-blossom hue on the crown" (Gould 1854); "Dagegen ist der von Bonaparte ganz ohne Bedenken von Gould schon mit weniger Entschiedenheit zu Adelomyia (!) gezogene Trochilus floriceps Gould als eigene Gattung Anthocephala (von ανθος, Blume, und κεφαλη, Kopf) aufzuführen:  A. floriceps. — Trochilus floriceps Gould P. Z. S. 1853. p. 62. — Id. Athen. 1853. p. 481. — Metallura floriceps Rchb. Aufz. Colibr. p. 8. — Id. Troch. Enum. p. 5. — Adelomyia floriceps Bp. Consp. Troch. p. 7. gen. 44. 164. — Gould Mon. Troch. IX. t. 14 (Santa Martha)." (Cabanis & Heine 1860); "Anthocephala Cabanis and Heine, Mus. Hein., Th. 3, 1860, p. 72, note. Type, by monotypy, Trochilus floriceps Gould." (Peters, 1945, V, p. 85).
Var. Anthrocephala.
Synon. Simonula.

floriceps
L. flos, floris  blossom; -ceps  -crowned  < caput, capitis  head.