White-sided Hillstar / Oreotrochilus leucopleurus

White-sided Hillstar / Oreotrochilus leucopleurus

White-sided Hillstar

SCI Name:  Oreotrochilus leucopleurus
Protonym:  Oreotrochilus leucopleurus Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt15 no.168 p.10
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  whshil1
Type Locality:  Chilean Cordilleras.
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Publish Year:  1847
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DEFINITIONS

OREOTROCHILUS
(Trochilidae; Ϯ Andean Hillstar O. estella) Gr. ορος oros, ορεος oreos  mountain (i.e. Bolivian Andes) ; genus Trochilus Linnaeus, 1758, hummingbird; "Genus OREOTROCHILUS, n. g.  Rostrum capite longius, subcylindricum, apulo incurvum.  Alæ subgrandes valentes.  Cauda magna, rotundata, rectricibus attenuatis, submucronatis, rigidis.  Pedes fortes.  Digitus et unguis postici digito et ungui mediis longitudine æquales.  Tarsi plumis vestiti.  Gula luminosa infra torquata.   ...  I propose this term as a generic appellation for a section of the Trochilidæ, which has hitherto only been found immediately beneath the line of perpetual congelation, where they feed upon the insects which resort to the newly expanded flowers.  The type is  Sp. 1. OREOTROCHILUS ESTELLA.  Orthorhynchus Estella, D'Orb. Voy. Am. Birds, pl. 6. fig.1.  ...  O. Ceciliæ, Less. Rev. Zool. 1839, p. 43.    Sp. 2. OREOTROCHILUS LEUCOPLEURUS, sp. nov.   ...   Sp. 3. OREOTROCHILUS CHIMBORAZO.  T. Chimborazo, Bourc. in Rev. Zool. Sept. 1846, p. 305.    Sp. 4. OREOTROCHILUS ADELA.  Orthorhynchus Adela, D'Orb. Voy. Am. Birds, pl. 61. fig. 2   ...   Sp. 5. OREOTROCHILUS MELANOGASTER, sp. nov." (Gould 1847).
Var. Orotrochilus ("OROTROCHILUS  ...  Da Oreotrochilus als sechssylbiges Wort nicht anwendbar, verkürzen wir dasselbe Analogie von οροσπιζης u. a. in Orotrochilus." (Cabanis & Heine 1860)), Oriotrochilus.   
Synon. Alcidius, Gnaphocercus.

leucopleura / leucopleurus
Gr. λευκοπλευρος leukopleuros  with white sides  < λευκος leukos  white; πλευρα pleura  side, rib.