LEPIDOPYGA

(Trochilidae; Ϯ Shining-green Hummingbird L. goudoti) L. lepidus  neat, elegant, agreeable  < lepos, leporis  charm; Gr. πυγη pugē  rump; "*Agyrtria  ...  γ. Lepidopyga Rchb.   *— Goudotii (Bourc. 1844) Rchb. t. 763. 4765-66. — pl. Pitcairnia latifolia Ait. — N.-Granada.   *— coeruleigularis (Gould 1850.) Rchb. t. 764. 4768-70. — pl. Oncidium ornitorhynchum K.H.B. — Veragua, Peru." (Reichenbach 1855); "Agyrtria γ Lepidopyga Reichenbach, Trochil. Enum., 1855, p. 7. Type, by subsequent designation, Trochilus goudoti Bourcier. (Ridgway, Bull. U. S. Nat. Mus., no. 50, pt. 5, 1911, p. 537.)" (Peters 1945, V, 50).
Var. Lepidopygia (Gr. -πυγιος -pugios  -rumped).
Synon. Emilia.

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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).