Sapphire-throated Hummingbird / Lepidopyga coeruleogularis

Sapphire-throated Hummingbird / Lepidopyga coeruleogularis

Sapphire-throated Hummingbird

SCI Name:  Lepidopyga coeruleogularis
Protonym:  Trochilus (--?) coeruleogularis Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1850) (1850), Pt18 no.211 p.163
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  sathum1
Type Locality:  David, Chiriquf, Panama.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1851
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

LEPIDOPYGA
(Trochilidae; Ϯ Shining-green Hummingbird L. goudoti) L. lepidus  neat, elegant, agreeable  < lepos, leporis  charm; Gr. πυγη pugē  rump; "*Agyrtria  ...  γ. Lepidopyga Rchb.   *— Goudotii (Bourc. 1844) Rchb. t. 763. 4765-66. — pl. Pitcairnia latifolia Ait. — N.-Granada.   *— coeruleigularis (Gould 1850.) Rchb. t. 764. 4768-70. — pl. Oncidium ornitorhynchum K.H.B. — Veragua, Peru." (Reichenbach 1855); "Agyrtria γ Lepidopyga Reichenbach, Trochil. Enum., 1855, p. 7. Type, by subsequent designation, Trochilus goudoti Bourcier. (Ridgway, Bull. U. S. Nat. Mus., no. 50, pt. 5, 1911, p. 537.)" (Peters 1945, V, 50).
Var. Lepidopygia (Gr. -πυγιος -pugios  -rumped).
Synon. Emilia.

coeruleogularis
L. caeruleus blue; Mod. L. gularis throated < L. gula throat.

SUBSPECIES

Sapphire-throated Hummingbird (coeruleogularis)
SCI Name: Lepidopyga coeruleogularis coeruleogularis
coeruleogularis
L. caeruleus blue; Mod. L. gularis throated < L. gula throat.

Sapphire-throated Hummingbird (confinis)
SCI Name: Lepidopyga coeruleogularis confinis
confinis
L. confinis  similar, nearly related.
● "Upon the whole, it may be that the specimen before me represents an abnormal plumage of T. migratorius; but its rather different proportions, much paler ground color beneath, greater extent of white on the belly, absence of black or dusky on the head, etc., leads me to consider it as distinct" (S. Baird 1864) (Turdus).

Sapphire-throated Hummingbird (coelina)
SCI Name: Lepidopyga coeruleogularis coelina
coelina
L. coelum heaven.