Stripe-tailed Hummingbird / Eupherusa eximia

Stripe-tailed Hummingbird / Eupherusa eximia

Stripe-tailed Hummingbird

SCI Name:  Eupherusa eximia
Protonym:  Ornismya eximia EchoMondeSav.(2), 10 no.45 col.1069
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  stthum1
Type Locality:  Coban, Guatemala.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1843
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

EUPHERUSA
(Trochilidae; Ϯ Stripe-tailed Hummingbird E. eximia) Gr. ευ eu  fine, good; φερω pherō  to bear, to carry; "EUPHERUSA EXIMIA.  Stripe-tail.   Trochilus eximius, DeLattre, 1853.  ...   I have been induced to separate this species from the Erythronotes, to which it is most nearly allied, principally on account of its large size, the white colouring of the basal portion of the outer tail-feathers, and the well-defined buff epaulets which adorn the shoulders.  In an ornamental point of view this species is eminently attractive; its glittering green throat and under surface presenting a marked contrast to the remainder of the plumage." (Gould 1857); "Genus EUPHERUSA, Gould.  (, bene, feliciter; et φερουσα, gestans.)" (Gould 1861); "Eupherusa Gould, Monogr. Trochil., pt. 14, Sept., 1857, pl. [12] and text [= 5, pl. 324 of volume]. Type, by monotypy, Ornismya eximia DeLattre." (Peters, 1945, V, p. 76).   
Var. Euphrerusa.   
Synon. Callipharus, Clotho.

eximia
L. eximius  select, distinguished  < eximere  to take away  < emere  to purchase.

SUBSPECIES

Stripe-tailed Hummingbird (nelsoni)
SCI Name: Eupherusa eximia nelsoni
nelsoni
• Dr Edward William Nelson (1855-1934) US zoologist, collector in US and Mexico, President of AOU 1908, and Chief of US Biological Survey 1916-1927 (subsp. Agelaius phoeniceus, Ammospiza, syn. Antrostomus badius, subsp. Campephilus guatemalensis, subsp. Campylorhynchus megalopterus, subsp. Catharus frantzii, syn. Colinus virginianus insignis, subsp. Cyanocorax sanblasianus, syn. Dryobates pubescens medianus, subsp. Eupherusa eximia, Geothlypis, subsp. Habia rubica, subsp. Icterus cucullatus, subsp. Lagopus mutum, syn. Lanius ludovicianus mexicanus, syn. Larus vegae x L. hyperboreus hybrid, subsp. Lochmias nematura, syn. Myiarchus tyrannulus cooperi, syn. Nyctidromus albicollis yucatanensis, subsp. Onychoprion anaethetus, syn. Phaethornis striigularis subrufescens, subsp. Polioptila caerulea, subsp. Quiscalus mexicanus, subsp. Sialia mexicana, subsp. Sitta carolinensis, subsp. Tunchiornis ochraceicepsVireo (ex Vireo nanus Nelson, 1898)).
• George Nelson (1876-1962) US botanist, zoologist, photographer, taxidermist at MCZ, Harvard College 1901-1946 (Martin Schneider in litt.) (subsp. Setophaga vitellina).

Stripe-tailed Hummingbird (eximia)
SCI Name: Eupherusa eximia eximia
eximia
L. eximius  select, distinguished  < eximere  to take away  < emere  to purchase.

Stripe-tailed Hummingbird (egregia)
SCI Name: Eupherusa eximia egregia
egregia
L. egregius  admirable, extraordinary, excellent  < ex  out of; grex, gregis  herd (cf. “without flocking (in this sense [Crecopsis], probably ‘solitary’ ” (Hockey et al. 2005)).