Xantus' Hummingbird (was Honorific Names etc.)
COLWELL at UCONNVM.UCONN.EDU
Wed Dec 6 11:01:15 CST 1995
Xantus does indeed have a hummingbird named in his honor, but it is
_Hylocharis xantusii_ (the English common names are Xantus Hummingbird
or Black-fronted Hummingbird), not "Xantusia" (as suggested by Timothy
Ross), and never was. (It was described by Lawrence as _Amazilia
Xantusii_ in 1860). It is endemic to southern Baja California.
Hummingbirds I know, Code arguments I leave to the rest of you.
University of Connecticut
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