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Elegant Emerald

Riccordia elegans (Gould, J 1860)

Gould's emerald is an extinct species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. It was described based on a single specimen taken in 1860; it is of unknown origin, but Jamaica or the Bahamas are likely sources. Except for the type specimen, there are no records, and it is presumed extinct. While there is no information about the exact cause of extinction, the likely reasons include the loss of habitat or required food plants, and predation by introduced mammals. The holotype is currently located in Natural History Museum at Tring. Source: Wikipedia

Classification
Order:
  Apodiformes
Family:
  Trochilidae
Genus:
   Riccordia
Scientific:
  Riccordia elegans


Original description

Citation:
  (Gould, J 1860)

Reference:
   Proc. Zool. Soc. London Part 28(2) p.307

Protonym:
  Erythronota? elegans

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12866859


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  A6DC3EA47DA1925B

Avibase ID:
  avibase-A6DC3EA4

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/A6DC3EA4


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 693156


EXTINCT

English:
Elegant Emerald
Catalan:
Colibrí maragda de Gould
Czech:
kolibřík tringský
Danish:
Caribersmaragd
German:
Gouldsmaragdkolibri
Spanish:
Esmeralda de Gould
Finnish:
karibiansmaragdikolibri
French:
Émeraude de Gould
Croatian:
gouldov kolibrić
Italian:
Smeraldo di Gould
Lithuanian:
Guldo smaragdinis kolibris
Dutch:
Goulds Smaragdkolibrie
Polish:
pląśnik karaibski
Portuguese:
Esmeralda-de-gould
Russian:
Изумрудный колибри Гоулда
Slovak:
smaragdovec úhľadný
Swedish:
gouldsmaragd
Ukrainian:
колібрі-смарагд багамський
Chinese:
古尔德翠蜂鸟
Chinese (Traditional):
古德氏翠蜂鳥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Elegant Emerald ( Riccordia elegans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Elegant Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Elegant Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Elegant Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Elegant Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Elegant Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Elegant Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Elegant Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Elegant Emerald ( Riccordia elegans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Gould's Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Gould's Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Gould's Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Gould's Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Gould's Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Gould's Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Gould's Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Gould's Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Gould's Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Caribbean Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Caribbean Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Caribbean Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Caribbean Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Caribbean Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Caribbean Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Caribbean Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Caribbean Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Caribbean Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6b (Jul 2022):
Caribbean Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Émeraude de Gould ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Riccordia bracei elegans [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Gould's Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Gould's Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Gould's Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Chlorostilbon bracei elegans [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Chlorostilbon bracei elegans [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Chlorostilbon bracei elegans [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Brace's Emerald (Caribbean) ( Chlorostilbon bracei elegans) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Brace's Emerald (Caribbean) ( Chlorostilbon bracei elegans) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Brace's Emerald (Caribbean) ( Chlorostilbon bracei elegans) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Brace's Emerald (Caribbean) ( Riccordia bracei elegans) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
Elegant Emerald (unrecognized species) ( Riccordia elegans [unrecognized species])
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Caribbean Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Caribbean Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Caribbean Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Caribbean Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Caribbean Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Caribbean Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Caribbean Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Caribbean Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Caribbean Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Caribbean Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Caribbean Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Caribbean Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Caribbean Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Gould's Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Gould's Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Gould's Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Gould's Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Gould's Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Gould's Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Gould's Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Gould's Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Gould's Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Gould's Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Gould's Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Gould's Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Gould's Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Gould's Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Gould's Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Gould's Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Gould's Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Gould's Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Gould's Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Gould's Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Gould's Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Gould's Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Gould's Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Gould's Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Gould's Emerald ( Chlorostilbon elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Gould's Emerald ( Riccordia elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Gould's Emerald ( Riccordia elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Gould's Emerald ( Riccordia elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Gould's Emerald ( Riccordia elegans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Gould's Emerald ( Riccordia elegans) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Gould's Emerald ( Riccordia elegans) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Chlorostilbon elegans [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Chlorostilbon elegans [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Riccordia [bracei or elegans] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

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Catalan: Colibrí maragda de Gould
Czech: kolibřík tringský
Danish: Caribersmaragd
German: Bahamasmaragdkolibri (elegans), Gouldsmaragdkolibri
English: Brace's Emerald (Caribbean), Caribbean Emerald, Elegant Emerald, Elegant Emerald (unrecognized species), Gould's emerald
English, HBW: Caribbean Emerald
English (IOC): Gould's Emerald
English (United States): Brace's Emerald (Caribbean)
Spanish: Esmeralda de Brace (elegans), Esmeralda de Gould
Spanish (Spain): Esmeralda de Brace (elegans)
Finnish: karibiansmaragdikolibri
French: Émeraude de Gould, Émeraude de New Providence (elegans)
Croatian: gouldov kolibrić
Italian: Smeraldo di Gould
Japanese (romaji): bahamahimeemerarudohachidori (elegans)
Japanese: バハマヒメエメラルドハチドリ (elegans), バハマヒメエメラルドハチドリ(elegans)
Scientific: Chlorostilbon bracei elegans, Chlorostilbon elegans, Erythronota? elegans, Riccordia bracei elegans, Riccordia elegans, Riccordia elegans [unrecognized species]
Lithuanian: Guldo smaragdinis kolibris
Dutch: Goulds Smaragdkolibrie
Norwegian: bahamassmaragd (elegans)
Polish: pląśnik bahamski (elegans), pląśnik karaibski, złocik karaibski
Portuguese: Esmeralda-de-gould
Portuguese (Portugal): esmeralda-de-brace (elegans)
Russian: Багамскимй изумруд (elegans), Изумрудный колибри Гоулда
Slovak: smaragdovec úhľadný, smaragdovec úhľadný (skup.)
Serbian: Bahamski smaragdni kolibri (karipski)
Swedish: Goulds smaragd, gouldsmaragd, nassausmaragd (elegans)
Turkish: Brace zümrüt (elegans), Brace Zümrütü (elegans)
Ukrainian: колібрі-смарагд багамський
Chinese: 古尔德翠蜂鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 古德氏翠蜂鳥

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