CALOTHORAX

(Trochilidae; Ϯ Lucifer Hummingbird C. lucifer) Gr. καλος kalos  beautiful; θωραξ thōrax, θωρακος thōrakos  breastplate; "Golden green; throat amethystine; the feathers elongated and narrow" (Swainson 1827); "CALOTHORAX, n.  Lucifers, Less.  C. cyanopogon, (Less.) n.  T. lucifer, Swains.  Ois. Mouch., pl. 5." (G. R. Gray 1840); "Calothorax G. R. Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 13. Type, by original designation, C. cyanopogon (Less.) = Cynanthus lucifer Swainson." (Peters 1945, V, 134).   
Var. Callothorax.   
Synon. Cora, Cyanopogon, Elisa, Lucifer, Manilia.

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 19 January 2019).