Sooty-capped Hermit / Phaethornis augusti

Sooty-capped Hermit / Phaethornis augusti

Sooty-capped Hermit

SCI Name:  Phaethornis augusti
Protonym:  Trochilus augusti Ann.Sci.Phys.Nat.Agric.Ind. 10 p.623
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  socher1
Type Locality:  Caracas, Venezuela.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1847
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

PHAETHORNIS
(Trochilidae; Long-tailed Hermit P. superciliosus) Gr. φαεθων phaethōn  sun  < φαω phaō  to shine; ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "97. Cynanthus bifurcatus.   ...   This is an aberrant species, touching the genus Phæthornis, Sw., or that group of which Troch. superciliosus of Authors forms the type." (Swainson 1827 (Philos. Mag., 1, 441)); "PHÆTHORNISRostrum elongatum, arcuatum. Cauda elongata, gradata vel cuneata.   Types. 1. T. superciliosus, L.   2. Col. tacheté? Temm., Pl. col. 120. f. 3.   3. T. chrysobronchos, Shaw." (Swainson 1827 (Zool. Journ., III, 357)); "Phæthornis Swainson, Philos. Mag. (n.s.). 1, June, 1827, p. 441.  Type, by original designation, "Troch. superciliosus of Authors" i.e. Trochilus superciliosus Linné." (Peters, 1945, V, 7).   
Var. Phaetornis, Phoethornis, Phoetornis, Phaethornus, Phaedornis, Phrethornis.   
Synon. Anisoterus, Eremita, Guyornis, Mesophila, Milornis, Ptyonornis, Pygmornis, Toxoteuches.
• (Trochilidae; syn. Thaumastura † Peruvian Sheartail T. cora) "5. Subgen.  Phaetornis Swains.   204. 7. Tr. Cora.   Orthorhynchus Cora Less. Garn. Zool. Coq. pl. 31. 4.   Ornismya Cora Man. Ornith. II. p. 82." (von Tschudi 1844); "Phaethornis von Tschudi, 1844, Archiv für Naturgesch., X, p. 297.  Type, by subsequent designation (Elliot, 1879, Smithsonian Contrib. Knowledge, 317, Classif. Synop. Trochilidae, p. 122), Orthorhynchus cora Lesson, 1827." (JAJ 2020).
• (Trochilidae; syn. Trochilus † Red-billed Streamertail T. polytmus) "Phœthornis, Swainson.  ...  La tête est sans ornament ou munie de huppes.   ESP. 13.  OISEAU-MOUCHE A TÊTE NOIRE.  Ornismya cephalatra. N.  ...  Trochilus polytmus, L. sp. 4   ...   ESP. 14. OISEAU-MOUCHE A OREILLES D'AZUR.  Ornismya aurita. N.   ...   ESP. 15.  OISEAU-MOUCHE AUX HUPPES D'OR.  Ornismya chrysolopha. N.  ...  Trochilus cornutus, prince de Wied   ...   ESP. 16.  OISEAU-MOUCHE LANGSDORFF.  Ornismya Langsdorffii. N.   ...   ESP. 17.  OISEAU-MOUCHE CORA.  Ornismya Cora. N.   ...   ESP. 18.  OISEAU-MOUCHE A QUEUE SINGULIÈRE.  Ornismya heteropygia. N.  ...  Trochilus enicurus, Vieill." (Lesson 1829); "Phaethornis Lesson, 1829, Hist. Nat. Oiseaux-Mouches, p. xviij.  Type, by subsequent designation (G. Gray, 1840, List Genera Birds, p. 14), Ornismya cephalatra Lesson, 1829 = Trochilus polytmus Linnaeus, 1758." (JAJ 2020).

augusti
● Marie Joseph Antoine Auguste de Villèle (1858-1943) French agronomist, poet, resident on Réunion (‡Dryolimnas).
● Auguste Sallé (1820-1896) French entomologist, collector in tropical America 1846-1856 (Phaethornis).

SUBSPECIES

Sooty-capped Hermit (curiosus)
SCI Name: Phaethornis augusti curiosus
curiosus
L. curiosus  inquisitive, curious  < cura  care, solicitude  < cavere  to provide.

Sooty-capped Hermit (augusti)
SCI Name: Phaethornis augusti augusti
augusti
● Marie Joseph Antoine Auguste de Villèle (1858-1943) French agronomist, poet, resident on Réunion (‡Dryolimnas).
● Auguste Sallé (1820-1896) French entomologist, collector in tropical America 1846-1856 (Phaethornis).

Sooty-capped Hermit (incanescens)
SCI Name: Phaethornis augusti incanescens
incanescens
L. incanescens, incanescentis  greyish, hoary  < incanescere  to become grey  < incanus  light grey, hoary.