Trinidad Motmot / Momotus bahamensis

Trinidad Motmot / Momotus bahamensis

Trinidad Motmot

SCI Name:  Momotus bahamensis
Protonym:  Prionites Bahamensis Anim.Menag. p.332
Category:  Coraciiformes / Momotidae /
Taxonomy Code:  trimot1
Type Locality:  Bahama Islands, error = Trinidad.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1838
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

MOMOTUS
(Momotidae; Ϯ Amazonian Motmot M. momota) Mod. corruption Momot (Nieremberg 1635) of Aztec/Nahuatl onomatopoeia Motmot, for a blue-capped, pigeon-sized bird that inhabited the tropical regions; "Momotus. Genus 57.   ...   Genus Momoti. (1)   ...   (1) Momotus, nomen latinum ex nomine Mexicano Momot a me conflatum   ....   Le genre du Momot. (1)   ...   (1) Momot, nom que les Mexiquains donnent à la premiere espece de ce genre" (Brisson 1760): ex "Momot" of Nieremberg 1635, Willughby 1676, and Ray 1713, and "Motmot" of Hernandez 1651; "Momotus Brisson, Orn., 1760, 1, p. 44; 4, p. 465. Type, by tautonymy, Ramphastos momota Linné." (Peters 1945, V, 225).
Var. Momot, Momota, Motmotus.
Synon. Baryphonus, Crybelus, Prionites.
• (Momotidae; syn. Momotus † Russet-crowned Motmot M. mexicanus) "94. PRIONITES, Ill.   a. Momotus, Bp. ex Br. — 224. mexicanus, Sw." (Bonaparte 1854); "Momotus Bonaparte, 1854, Conspectus Volucrum Anisodactylorum, p. 7 (not of Brisson, 1760).  Type, by monotypy, Momotus mexicanus Swainson, 1827." (JAJ 2021). 

bahamensis
The Bahamas or Bahama Is. (Spanish baja mar  shallow sea).
● "61. ANAS.  ...  bahamensis.  14. A. grisea, rostro plumbeo: macula laterali fulva, macula alarum viridi luteaque.  Anas bahamensis; rostro plumbeo, macula aurantii coloris. Catesb. car. I. p. 63. t. 93.  Habitat in Bahama." (Linnaeus 1758) (Anas).
● ex “Bahama Titmouse” of Catesby 1731 (Coereba).
● Erroneous TL Bahama Is. (= Trinidad) (Momotus).