DORYFERA

(Trochilidae; Ϯ Green-fronted Lancebill D. ludoviciae) Gr. δορυ doru, δορατος doratos  spear; φερω pherō  to carry (cf. Med. L. doriferus  spearman  < Gr. δορυ doru  spear; L. -fera  carrying  < ferre  to carry); "DORYFERA, gen. nov.   Char. gen.— Rostrum forte, ad tertiam partem apicalem, quæ sursum curvatur, rectum.  Alæ subgrandes.  Cauda rotundata, subrigida, rectricibus singulis mucronatis.  Tarsi aliqua parte vestiti.  Pedes magnitudini mediocri.  Digitus et unguis postico digito et ungui medio longitudine æquales.   ...   The species are —  Trochilus (Doryfera) Louise.   TROCHILUS (DORYFERA) VIOLIFRONS." (Gould 1847); "Doryfera Gould, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, pt. 15, 1847, p. 95. Type, by subsequent designation, [Trochilus (Doryfera) Louise =] Trochilus ludovicae Bourcier and Mulsant. (Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 22.)   ...   Replaces Hemistephania Reichenbach, 1854, of Sharpe's Hand-list. Doryfera Gould is not preoccupied by Doryphora Illiger, 1809 [Coleoptera]." (Peters 1945, V, 3).
Var. Dorifera, Doryphora ("Von δορυ (Spiess) und φερω (tragen)" (Cabanis & Heine 1860)).
Synon. Hemistephania.

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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 10 December 2018).