Seychelles Swiftlet / Aerodramus elaphrus

Seychelles Swiftlet / Aerodramus elaphrus

Seychelles Swiftlet

SCI Name:  Aerodramus elaphrus
Protonym:  Collocalia fuciphaga elaphra Proc.Acad.Nat.Sci.Philadelphia 58 p.180,188
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Apodidae /
Taxonomy Code:  seyswi1
Type Locality:  Mahe'' Island, Seychelles.
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Publish Year:  1906
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DEFINITIONS

AERODRAMUS
(Apodidae; Ϯ Himalayan Swiftlet A. brevirostris innominatus) Gr. αηρ aēr, αερος aeros  air; -δρομος -dromos  -racer  < τρεχω trekhō  to run; "A.—Tarsus more or less feathered (subgenus Aerodramus).  ...  AERODRAMUS, 6 subgenus nov.   Chars. subgen.— Similar in proportions to the subgenus Collocalia, but tarsus more or less feathered.  Type.— Collocalia innominata Hume.   ...   6 αηρ, aer; δραμειν, cursare." (Oberholser 1906); "Aerodramus Oberholser, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila., 58, 1906, p. 179 (in key), p. 182.  Type, by original designation, Collocalia innominata Hume." (Peters, 1940, IV, p. 220).
Synon. Zoonava.

elaphrus
Gr. ελαφρος elaphros  nimble, light.