White-tailed Sabrewing / Campylopterus ensipennis

White-tailed Sabrewing / Campylopterus ensipennis

White-tailed Sabrewing

SCI Name:  Campylopterus ensipennis
Protonym:  Trochilus ensipennis Zool.Ill. 2 pl.107
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  whtsab1
Type Locality:  Locality unknown.
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Publish Year:  1822
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).

ensipennis
L. ensis sword; -pennis -winged < penna feather.