Violet Sabrewing / Campylopterus hemileucurus

Violet Sabrewing / Campylopterus hemileucurus

Violet Sabrewing

SCI Name:  Campylopterus hemileucurus
Protonym:  Trochilus hemileucurus Preis-Verzeichn.Saugeth.Vog.Mex.gesam. p.1 no.33
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  viosab1
Type Locality:  Mexico.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1830
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

CAMPYLOPTERUS
(Trochilidae; Ϯ Grey-breasted Sabrewing C. largipennis) Gr. καμπυλος kampulos  curved, bent  < καμπτω kamptō  to bend; -πτερος -pteros  
-winged  < πτερον pteron  wing (cf. specific name Trochilus campylopterus J. Gmelin, 1788 (= syn. Campylopterus largipennis)); "CAMPYLOPTERUS.  Rostrum longiusculum, sub-arcuatumAlæ falcatæ; remigum primarum scapis dilatato-compressisCauda rotundata, vel gradata.    Types. 1. T. latipennis.  2. falcatus. Sw., Zool. Ill.  ... Wings falcated, the shafts or scapes of the primary quills dilated and compressed." (Swainson 1827); "Campylopterus Swainson, Zool. Journ., 3, 1827, p. 358. Type, by subsequent designation, C. latipennis (Lath.) = Trochilus largipennis Boddaert. (G. R. Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 13.)" (Peters, 1945, V, p. 18).
Var. Campilopterus.
Synon. Bombornis, Loxopterus, Pampa, Phaeochroa, Platystylopterus, Saepiopterus, Sphenoproctus.

campylopterus
Gr. καμπυλος kampulos  curved, bent  < καμπτω kamptō  to bend; -πτερος -pteros  -winged  < πτερον pteron  wing.
● ex “Oiseau-mouche à larges tuyaux de Cayenne” of d’Aubenon 1765-1781, pl. 672, fig. 2, “Oiseau-mouche à larges tuyaux” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Broad-shafted Humming-bird” of Latham 1783 (syn. Campylopterus largipennis).

hemileucura / hemileucurus
Gr. ἡμι- hēmi-  half-, small  < ἡμισυς hēmisus  half; λευκουρος leukouros  white-tailed  < λευκος leukos  white; -ουρος -ouros  -tailed  < ουρα oura  tail.

SUBSPECIES

Violet Sabrewing (hemileucurus)
SCI Name: Campylopterus hemileucurus hemileucurus
hemileucura / hemileucurus
Gr. ἡμι- hēmi-  half-, small  < ἡμισυς hēmisus  half; λευκουρος leukouros  white-tailed  < λευκος leukos  white; -ουρος -ouros  -tailed  < ουρα oura  tail.

Violet Sabrewing (mellitus)
SCI Name: Campylopterus hemileucurus mellitus
mellitus
L. mellitus  of honey, honey-sweet, lovely  < mel, mellis  honey  < Gr. μελι meli, μελιτος melitos  honey.