Slender-tailed Woodstar / Microstilbon burmeisteri

Slender-tailed Woodstar / Microstilbon burmeisteri

Slender-tailed Woodstar

SCI Name:  Microstilbon burmeisteri
Protonym:  Chaetocercus burmeisteri Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1887) (1887), Pt4 p.639
Taxonomy:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  sltwoo1
Type Locality:  Valle del Taff, Tucuman, Argentina.
Publish Year:  1888
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(Trochilidae; Ϯ Slender-tailed Woodstar M. burmeisteri) Gr. μικρος mikros  small; στιλβων stilbōn, στιλβοντος stilbontos  glittering, epithet for the planet Mercury < στιλβω stilbō  to glitter; "Microstilbon genus novum.  With the size and general characters of Chætocercus Gray, but tail of male very different, the two outer rectrices elongated (almost as long as the body), slightly expanded at the tips.  Type Microstilbon insperatus sp. nov." (Todd 1913); "Microstilbon Todd, Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash., 26, 1913, p. 174. Type, by original designation, Microstilbon insperatus Todd = Chaetocercus burmeisteri Sclater." (Peters 1945, V, 133).

Prof. Dr Karl Hermann Konrad Burmeister (1807-1892) German zoologist, entomologist based in Argentina 1861-1892, explorer and collector in Brazil 1850-1852 and Argentina 1857-1860 (Chunga, syn. Geositta rufipennis, Microstilbon, Phyllomyias, subsp. Suiriri suiriri).