Sparkling-tailed Hummingbird / Tilmatura dupontii

Sparkling-tailed Hummingbird / Tilmatura dupontii

Sparkling-tailed Hummingbird

SCI Name:  Tilmatura dupontii
Protonym:  Ornismya dupontii Hist.Nat.Colibris,Suppl.Ois.-Mouch. p.100 pl.1
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  spthum1
Type Locality:  Mexico.
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Publish Year:  1832
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DEFINITIONS

TILMATURA
(Trochilidae; Ϯ Sparkling-tailed Hummingbird T. dupontii) Gr. τιλμα tilma, τιλματος tilmatos  anything shredded, plucked  < τιλλω tillō  to pluck; ουρα oura  tail; "the tail is rendered remarkably sparkling by the decided contrasts of its colours, green, dark brown, deep rusty red and pure white  ...   the centre feathers very short" (Gould 1861); "*Tilmatura RCHB. lepida (Tr. —us LICHTST. 1830?) — Mex. Guatemala." (Reichenbach 1854); "*Tilmatura lepida (Lichtst. 1830) Rchb. t. 711  4610-14. - Mexico, Guatemala" (Reichenbach 1855); "Tilmatura Reichenbach, Trochil. enum., 1855, p. 5.1  Type, by monotypy, Trochilus lepidus Reichenbach = Ornismya dupontii Lesson.  ...  1 This name is a nomen nudum in Journ. f. Orn., 1, 1854, Beil. zu Extrah., p. 8." (Peters 1945, V, 133).
Synon. Tryphaena.

duponti / dupontii
● John Eleuthère DuPont (1938-2010) US philanthropist, zoologist, founder of the Delaware Mus. of Natural History 1957, who served a sentence for murder 1997-2010 (subsp. Aimophila ruficeps, subsp. Tanygnathus everetti).
● Léonard Puech Dupont (1796-1828) French anatomical artisan, natural history dealer, early trochilidist (Chersophilus ("Cette attribution a été combattue par P. Géroudet qui, devant l'existence de plusiers Dupont et l'incertitude de leur paternité pour le nom de l'oiseau, a proposé de le nommer Sirli ricoti (un des noms espagnols de l'oiseau, d'origine onomatopéique)" (Cabard & Chauvet 2003)), syn. Pachyramphus viridis).
● "Nous sommes redevables de la communication de la seule espèce connue à M. Dupont" (Lesson 1832). This eponym refers either to Léonard Puech Dupont (1796-1828) French anatomical artisan and early trochilidist, or his brother Richard-Henry Puech Dupont (1798-1873) French entomologist and conchologist, who provided specimens from Léonard's collection to Lesson (Tilmatura).