Tourmaline Sunangel / Heliangelus exortis

Tourmaline Sunangel / Heliangelus exortis

Tourmaline Sunangel

SCI Name:  Heliangelus exortis
Protonym:  Trochilus exortis Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt8 no.86 p.14
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  tousun1
Type Locality:  Guaduas, Colombia.
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Publish Year:  1840
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DEFINITIONS

HELIANGELUS
(Trochilidae; Ϯ Longuemare's Sunangel H. clarisse) Gr. ἡλιος hēlios  sun; αγγελος angelos  angel; "Genus HELIANGELUS.   Gen. char.—Rostrum rectum, æque ac caput longum, cylindraceum, et ad basin aliquanto depressum.  Plumæ frontales rostri basin non obtegentes.  Alæ mediocriter validæ primaria externa falciformi.  Pedes mediocriter validi, halluce digitum intermedium æquante.  Cauda mediocris, subrotundata.   ...   All the species of this genus are from the Andes, and distinguished by the extreme lustre of the throat, which in most of the species is bounded below by a gorget of white or buff.   Types, Trochilus Clarisse, Spencei, amethysticollis, and strophianus.   HELIANGELUS MAVORS (n. sp.)" (Gould 1848); "Heliangelus Gould, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, pt. 16, 1848, p. 12. Type, by subsequent designation, Trochilus clarissae [i.e. Ornismya clarisse] Longuemare. (G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 22)." (Peters, 1945, V, p. 105). 
Synon. Anactoria, Diotima, Heliotrypha, Heliotryphon, Helymus, Nodalia, Parzudakia, Peratus, Warszewiczia.   

exortis
L. exortus  dawn, east  < exoriri  to rise up  < oriri  to rise.