Purple-crowned Plovercrest

Purple-crowned Plovercrest / Stephanoxis loddigesii

Purple-crowned Plovercrest

Here the details of the Purple-crowned Plovercrest named bird below:

SCI Name:  Stephanoxis loddigesii
Protonym:  Trochilus Loddigesii Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt1 no.1 p.12
Taxonomy:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  plover4
Type Locality:  Rio Grande.
Publish Year:  1831
IUCN Status:  


(Trochilidae; Ϯ Green-crowned Plovercrest S. lalandi) Gr. στεφανος stephanos  crown  < στεφανοω stephanoō  to crown; οξυς oxus, οξεια oxeia  pointed; "STEPHANOXIS, nom. nov.  Cephallepis Lodd., 1830. — Cephalolepis auct. (nom. praeocc.)" (Simon 1897); "Stephanoxis Simon, Cat. Trochil., 1897, p. 40. New name for Cephallepis Loddiges and Cephalolepis Cabanis and Heine, both preoccupied." (Peters 1945, V, 30).
Var. Stephanoxys.
Synon. Cephallepis, Cephalolepis.

George Loddiges (1786-1846) English horticulturalist, and trochilidist (Stephanoxis).