White-throated Mountain-gem / Lampornis castaneoventris

White-throated Mountain-gem / Lampornis castaneoventris

White-throated Mountain-gem

SCI Name:  Lampornis castaneoventris
Protonym:  Trochilus (--?) castaneoventris Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1850) (1850), Pt18 no.211 p.163
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  wtmgem1
Type Locality:  Cordillera de Chiriquf, 6000 feet, Panama.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1851
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

LAMPORNIS
(Trochilidae; Amethyst-throated Hummingbird L. amethystinus) Gr. λαμπη lampē  torch, light; ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "G. LAMPORNIS.  Swainson in Zool. Journ. No. 10.   100. Lampornis amethystinus. Sw.   Green; chin and upper part of the throat amethystine; ears black, margined above with white; tail black.  Female?  Tableland.  Temiscaltipec.  Real del Monte." (Swainson 1827 (June)); "Lampornis Swainson, Philos. Mag. (n.s.), 1, June, 1827, p. 442.  Type, by monotypy, Lampornis amethystinus Swainson." (Peters, 1945, V, p. 80). 
Synon. Chariessa, Coeligena, Cyanolaemus, Delattria, Himelia, Leuconympha, Oreopyra, Prodosia.
• (Trochilidae; syn. Anthracothorax Jamaican Mango A. mango) "LAMPORNIS.  Rostrum sub-arcuatum. Cauda brevis, æqualis.  Types. 1. T. mango, L.  2. pella, L.  3. niger. Sw., Zool. Ill.   Bill arched.  Tail short, even." (Swainson 1827); "Lampornis Swainson, 1827 (Dec.), Zoological Journal, III, p. 358.  Type, by subsequent designation (G. Gray, 1840, List Genera Birds, p. 13), L. mango (L.) Swains., i.e. Trochilus mango Linnaeus, 1758." (JAJ 2020).
• (Trochilidae; syn. Florisuga † White-necked Jacobin F. mellivora) "LES LAMPORNIS.  Lampornis, Swains.  ...  ESP. 20.  OISEAU-MOUCHE JACOBINE.  Ornismya mellivora, N. pl. XXI (mâle), et XXII (femelle)." (Lesson 1829) (twenty-seven further 'espèces' are listed); "Lampornis Lesson, 1829, Hist. Nat. Oiseaux-Mouches, p. xxiij.  Type, by subsequent designation (Elliot, 1879, Smithsonian Contrib. Knowledge, 317, Classif. Synop. Trochilidae, p. 47), Florisuga mellivora, i.e. Trochilus mellivorus Linnaeus, 1758." (JAJ 2020).
• (Trochilidae; syn. Topaza † Crimson Topaz T. pella) Reichenbach's 1850, plate XXXIX, labelled Trochilinae: Avocettulinae.Polytminae, includes the distinctive features and head-pattern of the Crimson Topaz; "Lampornis Reichenbach, 1850, Avium Systema Naturale, pl. XXXIX (no specific names given).  Type, by subsequent designation (G. Gray, 1855, Cat. Genera Subgenera Birds Brit. Mus., p. 21), Trochilus pella Linnaeus, 1758." (JAJ 2020).

castaneoventris
L. castaneus  chestnut-brown  < castanea  chestnut  < Gr. καστανον kastanon  chestnut; venter, ventris  belly.
● ex “Ferruginous-bellied Nuthatch” of Latham 1822 (syn. Sitta castanea).

SUBSPECIES

White-throated Mountain-gem (Blue-tailed)
SCI Name: Lampornis castaneoventris castaneoventris
castaneoventris
L. castaneus  chestnut-brown  < castanea  chestnut  < Gr. καστανον kastanon  chestnut; venter, ventris  belly.
● ex “Ferruginous-bellied Nuthatch” of Latham 1822 (syn. Sitta castanea).

White-throated Mountain-gem (Gray-tailed)
SCI Name: Lampornis castaneoventris cinereicauda
cinereicauda
L. cinereus  ash-coloured  < cinis, cineris  ashes; cauda  tail.