Viridian Metaltail / Metallura williami

Viridian Metaltail / Metallura williami

Viridian Metaltail

SCI Name:  Metallura williami
Protonym:  Trochilus Williami Rev.Zool. 9 p.308
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  virmet1
Type Locality:  Vicinity of Popayan, Colombia.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1846
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

METALLURA
(Trochilidae; Ϯ Black Metaltail M. phoebe) Gr. μεταλλον metallon  metal; ουρα oura  tail; "METALLURA, gen. nov.   Char. gen.— Rostrum rectum, sublongum.  Plumæ molles sericeæ.  Cauda subgrandis, rotundata.  Gula et rectrices infra tanquam metallum expolitum luminosæ.  Alæ subgrandes.  Tarsi nudi.  Pedes subgrandes.  Digitus et unguis postici digitum et unguem medios longitudine æquantes vel superantes.   ...    The species are— Trochilus cupreocauda, Gould.  Trochilus æneocauda, Gould.  Trochilus Alardi, Bourc.  Trochilus smaragdinicollis, D'Orb.  Trochilus Williami, Bourc." (Gould 1847); "Metallura Gould, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, pt. 15, 1847, p. 94. Type, by subsequent designation, Ornismya cupreicauda Gould = Ornismya phoebe Lesson and DeLattre. (G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 22.)" (Peters 1945, V, 118).
Var. Meltalura.
Synon. Laticauda, Lavinia, Urolampra.

williami
● William Doherty (1857-1901) US traveller, adventurer, naturalist, collector (subsp. Ducula lacernulata).
● “Dédié à M. William Wilson de Paris, amateur distingué, dont la modestie rehausse le grand mérite” (de Lattre & Bourcier 1846); William Savory Wilson (fl. 1853) US financier resident in Paris (per Beolens et al. 2014) (Metallura).
● William Washa Chikundulo (fl. 1949) African collector with C. White in Northern Rhodesia (= Zambia) (syn. Turdus pelios stormsi).

SUBSPECIES

Viridian Metaltail (recisa)
SCI Name: Metallura williami recisa
recisa
L. recisus short, shortened < recidere to cut back.

Viridian Metaltail (Viridian)
SCI Name: Metallura williami williami
williami
● William Doherty (1857-1901) US traveller, adventurer, naturalist, collector (subsp. Ducula lacernulata).
● “Dédié à M. William Wilson de Paris, amateur distingué, dont la modestie rehausse le grand mérite” (de Lattre & Bourcier 1846); William Savory Wilson (fl. 1853) US financier resident in Paris (per Beolens et al. 2014) (Metallura).
● William Washa Chikundulo (fl. 1949) African collector with C. White in Northern Rhodesia (= Zambia) (syn. Turdus pelios stormsi).

Viridian Metaltail (Ecuadorian)
SCI Name: Metallura williami primolina
primolii / primolina / primolinus
Giuseppe Napoleone Primoli di Foglia (1851-1927) son of Charlotte Contessa Primoli di Foglia and grandson of French ornithologist Prince Charles Bonaparte (subsp. Metallura williami).

Viridian Metaltail (Black-throated)
SCI Name: Metallura williami atrigularis
atrigularis
L. ater black; Mod. L. gularis throated < L. gula throat.