White-tipped Swift / Aeronautes montivagus

White-tipped Swift / Aeronautes montivagus

White-tipped Swift

SCI Name:  Aeronautes montivagus
Protonym:  Cypselus montivagus Mag.Zool. 7 cl.2 p.70 pl.77-79
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Apodidae /
Taxonomy Code:  whtswi1
Type Locality:  Between Samaypata and Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1837
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

AERONAUTES
(Apodidae; Ϯ White-throated Swift A. saxatilis) Gr. αηρ aēr, αερος aeros  air; ναυτης nautēs  sailor  < ναυς naus, νεως neōs  ship; "a. Toes all directed forward at equal intervals from each other; generally larger birds with very strong feet.  ...  b'. Toes feathered.   a". Tail only emarginate, outer rectrices not sharply pointed; feathers of the breast round and full . . . . . . 2. AËRONAUTES, p. 459.   ...   2. AËRONAUTES.   If Panyptila is admitted as a distinct genus, it becomes necessary to establish a new genus for P. melanoleuca.  The structure of the plumage and the shape of the tail are so totally different, that it cannot be associated with Panyptila.  Little is known about its nidification, but from the notes published it is evident that it does not build such a peculiar nest as the species of Panyptila do." (Hartert 1892); "Aëronautes Hartert, Cat. Bds. Brit.Mus., 16, 1892, p. 436 (in key), p. 459. Type, by monotypy, Cypselus melanoleucus Baird = Acanthylis saxatilis Woodhouse." (Peters 1940, IV, p. 252).
Synon. Duidia.

montivagus
L. montivagus  mountain-roaming  < mons, montis  mountain; vagare  to wander.

SUBSPECIES

White-tipped Swift (montivagus)
SCI Name: Aeronautes montivagus montivagus
montivagus
L. montivagus  mountain-roaming  < mons, montis  mountain; vagare  to wander.

White-tipped Swift (tatei)
SCI Name: Aeronautes montivagus tatei
tatei
Dr George Henry Hamilton Tate (1894-1953) English/US zoologist, Curator of Mammals AMNH 1946-1953, explorer, collector (AegothelesAeronautes, Premnoplex).