ANTHRACOTHORAX

(Trochilidae; Ϯ Green-throated Mango A. viridigula) Gr. ανθραξ anthrax, ανθρακος anthrakos  coal, carbuncle (i.e. black); θωραξ thōrax, θωρακος thōrakos  chest; "Anthracothorax.  a. weder Holle noch Abzeichen.  b. untere Theile des Körpers sammetschwarz.  c. Schnabel lang und gebogen.  d. Schwanz kupferviolet und  e. abgerundet.    Arten.  1. Troch. mango.   2. — holosericeus Gm.   3. — violaceus Gm.   4. — gramineus Gm." (Boie 1831); "Anthracothorax Boie, Isis von Oken, 1831, col. 545. Type, by subsequent designation, Trochilus violicauda Boddaert [♀] = Trochilus gramineus Gmelin [= Trochilus viridigula Boddaert [imm.♂]]. (Elliot, Classif. Syn. Trochil., 1879, p. 37.)" (Peters 1945, V, 24).   
Var. Anthrocorax.   
Synon. Colubris, Endoxa, Floresia, Hypophania, Lampornis, Margarochrysis, Smaragdites.

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 13 December 2018).