(Trochilidae; Ϯ 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); "Lampornis Swainson, Philos. Mag. (n.s.), 1, June, 1827, p. 442. Type, by monotypy, Lampornis amethystinus Swainson." (Peters 1945, V, 80). 
Synon. Chariessa, Cyanolaemus, Delattria, Himelia, Leuconympha, Oreopyra, Prodosia.
● (syn. Anthracothorax Ϯ 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).

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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 on 19 January 2019).