THALURANIA

(Trochilidae; Ϯ Fork-tailed Woodnymph T. furcata) Gr. θαλος thalos  child, scion (cf. θαλια thalia  happiness, abundance  < θαλλω thallō  to flourish); ουρανος ouranos  heaven (cf. ουρανιος ouranios  heavenly, sky-blue); "Genus THALURANIA.   Gen. char.— Rostrum capite longius, deorsum curvatum, et paululum apud basin depressum.  Alæ breves, debiles.  Cauda mediocris, furcata.  Tarsi plumis induti, parvis, mollibus.  Hallux cum ungue, digito intermedio cum ungue brevior.    ...   Types, Trochilus furcatus, nigro-fasciatus, Watertonii, &c.   THALURANIA VIRIDIPECTUS (n. sp.)." (Gould 1848); "Thalurania Gould, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, pt. 16, 1848, p. 13. Type, by subsequent designation, Trochilus furcatus Gmelin. (G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 21.)" (Peters 1945, V, 44).
Var. Thalucania, Thalucrania, Thaluronia, Tholucania.
Synon. Chlorostola, Chlorurania, Glaucopis.    

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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 19 December 2018).