Tepui Goldenthroat / Polytmus milleri

Tepui Goldenthroat / Polytmus milleri

Tepui Goldenthroat

SCI Name:  Polytmus milleri
Protonym:  Waldronia milleri Am.Mus.Novit. no.380 p.14
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  tepgol1
Type Locality:  Mt. Duida, 4700 feet, Venezuela.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1929
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

POLYTMUS
(Trochilidae; White-tailed Goldenthroat P. guainumbi thaumantias) Gr. πολυτιμος polutimos  very costly, valuable  < πολυς polus  much; τιμη timē  worth, esteem; "Polytmus. Genus 44.  ...  Le genre du Colibry.  Genus Polytmi.   ...  Tous les Oiseaux de ce genre n'ont que dix plumes à la queue. Leur langue est composée de deux petits canaux, demi-cylindriques, appliqués l'un contre l'autre, qui forment une espece de siphon, qu'ils sont sortir en grande partie de leur bec, à la maniere des Pics; & par le moyen duquel ils sucent le miel des fleurs.  Les Brasiliens appellent le Colibry en général GUAINUMBI. Marcgr." (Brisson 1760): based on "Avicula Americana" or "Colubris" of Schwenckfeld 1603, "Guainumbi" of Marcgrave 1648, Willughby 1676, and Ray 1713, "Colibri" of Labat 1724, "Trochilus viridescens" of Linnaeus 1748, "Mellisuga" or "Ronckjes" of Klein 1750, and "Troglodytes" of Moehring 1752; "Polytmus Brisson, Orn., 1, 760, p. 40; 3, p. 667.  Type, by tautonymy, Polytmus Brisson = Trochilus thaumantias Linné." (Peters, 1945, V, p. 57).
Synon. Agyrtria, Chrysobronchus, Psilomycter, Smaragdites, Thaumatias, Waldronia.
• (Trochilidae; syn. Campylopterus † Grey-breasted Sabrewing C. largipennis) "POLYTMUS Briss. *  ...   1. P. largipennis (Bodd.) Pl. enl. 672. f. 2., Ois. dor. t. 5. 21., Less. Ois. Mouch. t. 34., Swains. Zool. Ill. pl. 130, 131., Nat. Libr. xiv. pl. 34. — Trochilus campylopterus Gmel.; T. latipennis Lath.; T. cinereus Gmel.; Type of Campylopterus Swains. (1827).   2. P. ensipennis (Swains.) Zool. Illustr. pl.107., Less. Ois. Mouch.t. 35., Troch. t. 46, 47.   3. P. lazulus (Vieill.) Ency. Méth. p. 557., Gal. des Ois. t. 179. —Trochilus falcatus Swains. Zool. Illustr. pl. 83., Less. Ois. Mouch. t. 36.   ...   * Established by Brisson in 1760.  It embraces Campylopterus of Mr. Swainson (1827, Lampornis of Mr. Swainson (1827), with which Anthracothorax of M. Boie (1831) is synonymous." (G. Gray 1848); "Polytmus G. Gray, 1848, The Genera of Birds, I, p. 107.  Type, by subsequent designation (G. Gray, 1855, Cat. Genera Subgenera Birds Brit. Mus., p. 20), Trochilus largipennis Boddaert, 1783." (JAJ 2020).
• (Trochilidae; syn. Topaza † Crimson Topaz T. pella) "3.  Polytmus Brisson.  ...  Arten  1. Trochilus paradiseus Linn.   2. —— cyanurus Linn.   3. —— pella Linn.  Surinam.   4. —— superciliosus Linn.  Cayenne." (Boie 1831); "Polytmus Boie, 1831, Isis von Oken, col. 545.  Type, by subsequent designation (G. Gray, 1840, List Genera Birds, p. 13), Trochilus pella Linnaeus, 1758." (JAJ 2020).
• (Trochilidae; syn. Trochilus Red-billed Streamertail T. polytmus) Specific name Trochilus polytmus Linnaeus, 1758; "LE COLIBRI VERT, Polytmus viridis.  ...  Le Colibri vert, Trochilus viridis, AUDEBERT, Ois. dorés, tom. I, pag. 34, pl. 15.   ...   LE COLIBRI A PLASTRON NOIR, Polytmus mango.  ...  Le Plastron noir, Ois. dorés, tom. I, pag. 20, pl. 7,  Trochilus mango, LINN. GM.  Mango Humming-bird, LATH.   ...   LE COLIBRI VERT ET NOIR, Polytmus holosericeus.  ...  Le Vert et Noir, Ois. dorés, tom. I, pag. 19, pl. 6, Trochilus holosericeus, LINN. GM.  Black-bellied Humming-bird, LATH.   ...   LE COLIBRI A TÊTE NOIRE, Polytmus atricapillus.  ...  Le Colibri à tête noire, Ois. dorés, tom. I, pag. 121, pl. 67,  Trochilus polytmus, LINN. GM.  Black-capped Humming-bird, LATH.   ...   LE COLIBRI A HAUSSE-COL DORÉ, Polytmus aurulentus.  ...  Le Hausse-col doré, Trochilus aurulentus, AUDEBERT, Ois. dorés, tom. I, pag. 29 et 51, pl. 12, mâle, pl. 15, femelle.   ...   LE COLIBRI A QUEUE FOURCHUE, Polytmus elegans.  ...  Le Hausse-col à queue fourchue, Trochilus elegans, AUDEBERT, Ois. dorés, tom. I, pag. 32, pl. 14.   ...   LE COLIBRI A HAUSSE-COL VERT, Polytmus gramineus.  ...  Le Hausse-col vert, Ois. dorés, tom. I, pag. 23, pl. 9. Vieux. Le Plastron blanc, ibid. pag. 35, pl. 16. JeuneTrochilus gramineus, margaritaceus, LINN. GM.  Black-breasted, Grey-necked Humming-bird, LATH." (Vieillot 1807); "Polytmus Vieillot, 1807, Hist. Nat. Oiseaux Amérique Septentrionale, II, p. 71.  Type, by subsequent designation (G. Gray, 1840, List Genera Birds, p. 14), Trochilus polytmus Linnaeus, 1758." (JAJ 2020).
Var. Polythmus.

polytmus
Gr. πολυτιμος polutimos  very costly, valuable  < πολυς polus  much; τιμη timē  worth, esteem.
● "60. TROCHILUS.  ...  Polytmus.  4.  T. curvirostris, rectricibus lateralibus longissimis, corpore virescente; pileo rectricibusque fuscis.  Polytmus viridans aureo varie splendens, pinnis binis uropygii longissimis. Brown. jam. 475.  Mellivora capite nigro, cauda longa. Edw. av. 34. t. 34.  Alb. av. 3. p. 45. t. 49. f. 1?  Mellivora avis maxima. Sloan. jam. 2. p. 309. t. 264. f. 4.  Habitat in America." (Linnaeus 1758) (Trochilus).

milleri / millerii
● “Miller’s Emerald was first described by M. Bourcier of Paris ...the specific name of Milleri being adopted by him from the late Mr George Loddiges’ MSS. It is not known why Mr Loddiges gave the bird this specific appellation, unless it was from a desire to perpetuate the name of a surgeon in the Royal Navy, who paid considerable attention to the Hummingbirds while stationed on the Pacific side of South America” (Gould 1861). Michael Watkins in litt., believed that the person commemorated was William Miller (1796-1882) an engraver and water-colourist who illustrated many plants from the Loddiges' nursery (subsp. Amazilia versicolor).
● Prof. Loye Holmes Miller (1874-1970) US zoologist, palaeontologist (‡Buteogallus, ‡Chendytes, ‡subsp. Dendragapus gilli, syn. Molothrus bonariensis, Mycteria).
● Aleksandr Yakovlevich Miller (1868-1940) Russian diplomat, Consul in Persian Baluchistan 1900-1901, Consul-Gen. in Mongolia 1913-1916, Consul in Bukhara 1917 (subsp. Dendrocopos syriacus).
● Leo Edward Miller (1887-1952) US collector in tropical America 1910-1917 (Grallaria, subsp. Manacus vitellinus, Microxenops).
● Waldron De Witt Miller (1879-1929) US zoologist (Polytmus).