Tumbes Hummingbird / Leucippus baeri

Tumbes Hummingbird / Leucippus baeri

Tumbes Hummingbird

SCI Name:  Leucippus baeri
Protonym:  Leucippus Baeri Ornis 11 p.202
Taxonomy:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  tumhum1
Type Locality:  Tumbes, Peru.
Publish Year:  1901
IUCN Status:  


(Trochilidae; Ϯ Buffy Hummingbird L. fallax) Gr. myth. Leucippus, son of Oenomaus, who developed a passion for Daphne and disguised himself as a woman companion to be near her. When his deception was revealed he was torn to pieces by the outraged attendants of the goddess. Both sexes of the Buffy Hummingbird share the same plumage; "*165. Leucippus, Bp. (Polytmus, p. Gr.)  America m.  2.   1. TROCHILUS fallax, Bourc. (Lampornis fulviventris, Gould)  Rev. Zool. 1843. ex Venezuela.   2. TROCHILUS turneri, Bourc. (hypoleucus, Gould) Proc. Zool. Soc. 1846.  ex Bolivia." (Bonaparte 1850); "Leucippus Bonaparte, Consp. Av., 1, Mar., 1850, p. 73. Type, by subsequent designation, Trochilus fallax Bourcier. (G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 21.)" (Peters 1945, V, 59).
Var. Leucipus.
Synon. Brabournea, Dolerisca, Doleromyia, Leucolia, Talaphorus, Thaumasius.

● Prof. Karl Ernst von Baer Edler von Huthorn (1792-1876) Prussian embryologist, anti-Darwinist, geographer, explorer in Siberia under Russian auspices (Aythya).
● Gustave Adolphe Baer (1838-1918) French natural history dealer, collector in Peru, Chile and Brazil (Asthenes, Leucippus, Paroaria, subsp. Patagioenas plumbea, Poospiza, syn. Syndactyla dimidiata, subsp. Thalurania furcata, syn. Upucerthia ruficaudus).