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Chlorostilbon mellisugus  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 555110

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Trochilus mellisugus Linnaeus, 1758
  Common Name(s): Blue-tailed Emerald [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderApodiformes  – Swifts, Hummingbirds  
                            FamilyTrochilidae  – Hummingbirds, oiseaux-mouches  
                                  GenusChlorostilbon Gould, 1853 – Emeralds  
                                     SpeciesChlorostilbon mellisugus (Linnaeus, 1758) – Blue-tailed Emerald  
    Direct Children:  
                                        Subspecies Chlorostilbon mellisugus caribaeus Lawrence, 1871  
                                        Subspecies Chlorostilbon mellisugus duidae J. T. Zimmer & Phelps, 1952  
                                        Subspecies Chlorostilbon mellisugus mellisugus (Linnaeus, 1758)  
                                        Subspecies Chlorostilbon mellisugus napensis Gould, 1861  
                                        Subspecies Chlorostilbon mellisugus peruanus Gould, 1861  
                                        Subspecies Chlorostilbon mellisugus phoeopygus (Tschudi, 1844)  
                                        Subspecies Chlorostilbon mellisugus subfurcatus von Berlepsch, 1887  

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Chlorostilbon mellisugus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: IOC World Bird List (v 11.1), website (version 11.1)  
  Acquired: 2021   
  Notes: Gill, F., and D. Donsker, eds. 2021. IOC World Bird List (v 11.1). doi: 10.14344/IOC.ML.11.1. Available at [Accessed 28 May, 2021]   
  Reference for: Chlorostilbon mellisugus, Blue-tailed Emerald [English]   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2020.04.03, website (version 03-Apr-20)  
  Acquired: 2020   
  Notes: "Zoonomen Nomenclatural data" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Chlorostilbon mellisugus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Gill, Frank, and Minturn Wright  
  Publication Date: 2006   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Birds of the World: Recommended English Names   
  Page(s): ix + 259   
  Publisher: Princeton University Press   
  Publication Place: Princeton, New Jersey, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-691-12827-8   
  Notes: Includes a CD-ROM with the full dataset   
  Reference for: Chlorostilbon mellisugus, Blue-tailed Emerald [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Caribbean  
    South America  






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