Protonym: Eupherusa poliocerca Ann.Mag.Nat.Hist.(4), 8 p.266
Category: Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae / Eupherusa
Taxonomy Code: whthum1
Type Locality: Putla, Oaxaca.
Publish Year: 1871
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
(Trochilidae; Ϯ Stripe-tailed Hummingbird E. eximia) Gr. ευ eu fine, good; φερω pherō to bear, to carry; "EUPHERUSA EXIMIA. Stripe-tail. Trochilus eximius, DeLattre, 1853. ... I have been induced to separate this species from the Erythronotes, to which it is most nearly allied, principally on account of its large size, the white colouring of the basal portion of the outer tail-feathers, and the well-defined buff epaulets which adorn the shoulders. In an ornamental point of view this species is eminently attractive; its glittering green throat and under surface presenting a marked contrast to the remainder of the plumage." (Gould 1857); "Genus EUPHERUSA, Gould. (Eυ, bene, feliciter; et φερουσα, gestans.)" (Gould 1861); "Eupherusa Gould, Monogr. Trochil., pt. 14, Sept., 1857, pl.  and text [= 5, pl. 324 of volume]. Type, by monotypy, Ornismya eximia DeLattre." (Peters, 1945, V, p. 76).
Synon. Callipharus, Clotho.
Gr. πολιος polios grey; κερκος kerkos tail.
UPPERCASE: current genus
Uppercase first letter: generic synonym
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lowercase: species and subspecies
●: early names, variants, mispellings
†: type species
Gr.: ancient Greek
<: derived from
syn: synonym of
/: separates historical and modern geographic names
ex: based on
TL: type locality
OD: original diagnosis (genus) or original description (species)