Red-billed streamertail Trochilus polytmus, copyright Nick Athanas.

Belongs within: Trochilinae.

Trochilus, the streamertails, is a genus of hummingbirds endemic to Jamaica in which males have a recumbent crest over the nape, and two feathers of the tail elongated to form prominent streamers.

<==Trochilus Linnaeus 1758B94
    |--T. afer Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--T. aurogaster [incl. Ornismya bonapartiae]L43
    |--T. brachyrhynchus [incl. Ornismya microrhyncha Boissenneau 1839]L43
    |--T. colubris Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--T. coruscus [incl. Ornismya heteropogon]L43
    |--T. cristatus Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--T. cyanopterus [incl. Ornismya temminckii]L43
    |--T. derbianus [incl. Ornismya ensifera]L43
    |--T. flavicaudatus [incl. Ornismya lafresnayi]L43
    |--T. forficatus Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--T. galeritus [incl. T. kingii, T. sephanoides]F43
    |--T. gigasF43
    |--T. holosericeus Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--T. mango Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--T. mellisugus Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--T. mellivorus Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--T. milleriiF43
    |--T. minimus Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--T. mosquitus Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--T. niger Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--T. ourissia Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--T. paradiseus Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--T. parvirostris [incl. Ornismya guerinii Boissenneau 1840]L43
    |--T. pella Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--T. polytmus Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--T. ruber Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--T. scitulusJT12 [=T. polytmus scitulusRN72]
    |--T. surinamensis Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--T. tomineo Linnaeus 1758L58
    `--T. tyrianthinus [incl. Ornismya allardi Bourcier 1839, O. paulinae Boissenneau 1839, Trochilus smaragdinocollis]L43

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B94] Bock, W. J. 1994. History and nomenclature of avian family-group names. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 222: 1–281.

[F43] Fraser, L. 1843. On the collection of birds brought to England by Mr. Bridges. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 11: 108–121.

[JT12] Jetz, W., G. H. Thomas, J. B. Joy, K. Hartmann & A. Ø. Mooers. 2012. The global diversity of birds in space and time. Nature 491: 444–448.

[L58] Linnaeus, C. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Tomus I. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentii Salvii: Holmiae.

[L43] Loddiges, G. 1843. On some species of humming-birds. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 11: 122.

[RN72] Rutgers, A., & K. A. Norris (eds.) 1972. Encyclopaedia of Aviculture vol. 2. Blandford Press: London.

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