Violet-headed Hummingbird / Klais guimeti

Violet-headed Hummingbird / Klais guimeti

Violet-headed Hummingbird

SCI Name:  Klais guimeti
Protonym:  Trochilus Guimeti Rev.Zool. 6 p.72
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  vihhum1
Type Locality:  No locality.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1843
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

KLAIS
(Trochilidae; Ϯ Violet-headed Hummingbird K. guimeti) Kleis, daughter of Lesbian lyric poetess Sappho (the mother of Sappho was also called Kleis); "β. Klais Guimeti (Tr. — BOURC. 1443 [sic]) RCHB. — Columb. Venezuela: Caracas, Veragua. " (Reichenbach 1854); "Basilinna β Klais Reichenbach, Journ. f. Orn., 1, 1854, Beil zu Extrah., p. 13. Type, by monotypy, Trochilus guimeti Bourcier." (Peters 1945, V, 29).
Var. Clais.
Synon. Guimetia.

guimeti
Jean Baptiste Guimet (1795-1871) French industrial chemist who devised (1826) a process to produce synthetic ultramarine (Bleu-Guimet or Outremer-Guimet) (Klais).

SUBSPECIES

Violet-headed Hummingbird (merrittii)
SCI Name: Klais guimeti merrittii
merrittii
Dr Joseph King Merritt (1824-1882) US gold-mine owner in Veraguas, Panama, ethnologist, collector (Martin Schneider in litt.) (subsp. Klais guimeti).

Violet-headed Hummingbird (guimeti)
SCI Name: Klais guimeti guimeti
guimeti
Jean Baptiste Guimet (1795-1871) French industrial chemist who devised (1826) a process to produce synthetic ultramarine (Bleu-Guimet or Outremer-Guimet) (Klais).

Violet-headed Hummingbird (pallidiventris)
SCI Name: Klais guimeti pallidiventris
pallidiventer / pallidiventris
L. pallidus  pale  < pallere  to be pale; venter, ventris  belly.