Vaux’s Swift / Chaetura vauxi

Vaux\'s Swift / Chaetura vauxi

Vaux's Swift

SCI Name:  Chaetura vauxi
Protonym:  Cypcelus Narr.Journ.RockyMts. p.348
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Apodidae /
Taxonomy Code:  vauswi
Type Locality:  Columbia River = Fort Vancouver, Washington.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1839
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DEFINITIONS

CHAETURA
(Apodidae; Ϯ Chimney Swift C. pelagica) Gr. χαιτη khaitē  long flowing hair; ουρα oura  tail; "GENUS XLI.—CHÆTURA mihi.  Beak with the lower mandible straight at the tip.  Wings very long.  Tail very short; its feathers subulated and acute at the tip.  HIRUNDO Auctorum.—CYPSELUS, pars. Temm.    Sp. 1. Ch. pelasgia. Hirundo pelasgia. Steph. v. x. 128.—North America.   Sp. 2. Ch. Martinicana. Hirunda acuta. Steph. v. x. 131. pl. 15.—West Indies.   Sp. 3. Ch. pacifica. Hirundo pacifica. Steph. v. x. 132.—New Holland.   Sp. 4. Ch. australis. Hirundo caudacuta. Steph. v. x. 133.—New South Wales.   Sp. 5. Ch. fusca. Hirundo fusca. Steph. v. x. 133.——?   Sp. 6. Ch. collaris.  ...  INHABITS Brazil." (Stephens 1826); "Chætura Stephens, in Shaw's Gen. Zool., 13, pt. 2, 1826, p. 76. Type, by subsequent designation, Chaetura pelasgia Stevens [sic] = Hirundo pelagica Linné. (Swainson, Zool. Illustr. (2), 1, 1829, text to pl. 42.)" (Peters, 1940, IV, p. 235).
Var. Chatura, Chaturae.
Synon. Acanthura, Acanthylis, Pelasgia, Uranteris.

vauxi
William Sansom Vaux (1811-1882) US archaeologist, mineralogist (Chaetura).

SUBSPECIES

Vaux's Swift (Vaux's)
SCI Name: Chaetura vauxi vauxi
vauxi
William Sansom Vaux (1811-1882) US archaeologist, mineralogist (Chaetura).

Vaux's Swift (Yucatan)
SCI Name: Chaetura vauxi gaumeri
gaumeri
Dr George Franklin Gaumer (1850-1929) US zoologist, botanist, collector resident in Mexico 1884-1929 (subsp. Attila spadiceus, subsp. Chaetura vauxi, subsp. Leptotila jamaicensis).

Vaux's Swift (Richmond's)
SCI Name: Chaetura vauxi [richmondi Group]
CHAETURA
(Apodidae; Ϯ Chimney Swift C. pelagica) Gr. χαιτη khaitē  long flowing hair; ουρα oura  tail; "GENUS XLI.—CHÆTURA mihi.  Beak with the lower mandible straight at the tip.  Wings very long.  Tail very short; its feathers subulated and acute at the tip.  HIRUNDO Auctorum.—CYPSELUS, pars. Temm.    Sp. 1. Ch. pelasgia. Hirundo pelasgia. Steph. v. x. 128.—North America.   Sp. 2. Ch. Martinicana. Hirunda acuta. Steph. v. x. 131. pl. 15.—West Indies.   Sp. 3. Ch. pacifica. Hirundo pacifica. Steph. v. x. 132.—New Holland.   Sp. 4. Ch. australis. Hirundo caudacuta. Steph. v. x. 133.—New South Wales.   Sp. 5. Ch. fusca. Hirundo fusca. Steph. v. x. 133.——?   Sp. 6. Ch. collaris.  ...  INHABITS Brazil." (Stephens 1826); "Chætura Stephens, in Shaw's Gen. Zool., 13, pt. 2, 1826, p. 76. Type, by subsequent designation, Chaetura pelasgia Stevens [sic] = Hirundo pelagica Linné. (Swainson, Zool. Illustr. (2), 1, 1829, text to pl. 42.)" (Peters, 1940, IV, p. 235).
Var. Chatura, Chaturae.
Synon. Acanthura, Acanthylis, Pelasgia, Uranteris.

Vaux's Swift (aphanes)
SCI Name: Chaetura vauxi aphanes
aphanes
Gr. αφανης aphanēs unseen, invisible < negative prefix α- a- ; φαινω phainō to show.

Vaux's Swift (Ashy-tailed)
SCI Name: Chaetura vauxi andrei
andrei
Eugène André (1861-1922) French naturalist, collector in Venezuela, Trinidad and the Guianas 1891-1900 (cf. Édouard François André (1840-1911) French botanist, collector in Ecuador) (subsp. Chaetura vauxi, subsp. Crypturellus soui, subsp. Dysithamnus mentalis, Taeniotriccus).