Recently proposed splits for the family Hummingbirds

Western Long-tailed Hermit     Phaethornis longirostris
(De Lattre)   1843
c Mexico s to; n,w Colombia; w Ecuador
split from: Phaethornis superciliosus
insert after: Phaethornis syrmatophorus
C. Hinkelmann,
in: Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 5, J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott & J. Sargatal (eds.), Barcelona, 1999
 

Streak-throated Hermit     Phaethornis rupurumii
Boucard-A   1892
e Colombia: e Vichada; c,e Venezuela; w Guyana; adjacent n Brazil and along Amazon river
split from: Phaethornis squalidus
insert after: Phaethornis griseogularis
Christoph Hinkelmann,
in: Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 5, J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott & J. Sargatal (eds.), Barcelona, 1999
 

Black-throated Hermit     Phaethornis atrimentalis
Lawrence   1858
s Colombia; e Ecuador; ne,ce Peru. Lowland rain forest up to e Andean foothills (1200 m)
split from: Phaethornis longuemareus
insert after: Phaethornis longuemareus
Christoph Hinkelmann,
in: Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 5, J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott & J. Sargatal (eds.), Barcelona, 1999
 

Stripe-throated Hermit     Phaethornis striigularis
Gould   1854
s Mexico s to; n Venezuela; w Ecuador
split from: Phaethornis longuemareus
insert after: Phaethornis longuemareus
C. Hinkelmann,
in: Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 5, J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott & J. Sargatal (eds.), Barcelona, 1999
 

Veraguas Mango     Anthracothorax veraguensis
Reichenbach 1855
Panama: Pacific lowlands from Chiriquí to Bocas del Toro, incl. offshore islands
split from: Anthracothorax prevostii
insert after: Anthracothorax viridigula
S.L. Olson,
Contributions to avian biogeography from the archipelago and lowlands of Bocas del Toro, Panama
The Auk 110, 1 (1993): 100-108
 

Golden-crowned Emerald     Chlorostilbon auriceps
(Gould) 1852
w Mexico: Pacific slope from Sinaloa to Oaxaca and interior s to Morelos
split from: Chlorostilbon canivetii
insert after: Chlorostilbon notatus
Steve N.G. Howell,
Taxonomy and distribution of the hummingbird genus Chlorostilbon in Mexico and northern Central America
Euphonia 2 (1993): 25-37
 

Cozumel Emerald     Chlorostilbon forficatus
Ridgway 1885
e Mexico: Cozumel Island and Isla Mujeres (rarely)
split from: Chlorostilbon canivetii
insert after: Chlorostilbon auriceps
Steve N.G. Howell,
Taxonomy and distribution of the hummingbird genus Chlorostilbon in Mexico and northern Central America
Euphonia 2 (1993): 25-37
 

Copper-tailed Hummingbird     Saucerottia cupreicauda
(Salvin & Godman)   1884
s,e Venezuela; Guyana; extreme n Brazil
split from: Saucerottia viridigaster
insert after: Saucerottia viridigaster
André-Alexander Weller,
in: Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 5, J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott & J. Sargatal (eds.), Barcelona, 1999
 

Black-billed Streamertail     Trochilus scitulus
(Brewster & Bangs)   1901
e Jamaica. Semi-open areas at all elevations.
split from: Trochilus polytmus
insert after: Trochilus polytmus
Karl-Ludwig Schuchmann,
in: Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 5, J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott & J. Sargatal (eds.), Barcelona, 1999
 

Loja Hummingbird     Amazilia alticola
Gould   1860
s Ecuador: Loja; n Peru (?). Edges of cloud forest and open scrub between 1000-2200 m.
split from: Amazilia amazilia
insert after: Amazilia amazilia
André-Alexander Weller,
in: Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 5, J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott & J. Sargatal (eds.), Barcelona, 1999
 

Alfaro's Hummingbird†     Saucerottia alfaroana
(Underwood)   1896
n Costa Rica: Volcán Miravalles
split from: Saucerottia cyanifrons
insert after: Saucerottia cyanifrons
A-A. Weller,
On types of trochilids in the Natural History Museum, Tring III. Amazilia alfaroana Underwood (1896), with notes on biogeography and geographical variation in the Saucerottia saucerrottei superspecies
Bulletin B.O.C. 121, 2 (2001): 98-107
 

Green-headed Hillstar     Oreotrochilus stolzmanni
Salvin   1895
n,c Peru: Andes of Cajamarca, Huánuco; s Ecuador (?). Alpine grassland at 3600-4200 m.
split from: Oreotrochilus estella
insert after: Topaza pella
Jon Fjeldså,
in: Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 5, J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott & J. Sargatal (eds.), Barcelona, 1999
 

Gould's Inca     Coeligena inca
(Gould)   1852
se Peru: Urubamba s; cw Bolivia: La Paz, Cochabamba. Wet, montane Andean forests between 1600-3200 m.
split from: Coeligena torquata
insert after: Coeligena torquata
Thomas Züchner,
in: Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 5, J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott & J. Sargatal (eds.), Barcelona, 1999
 

Golden Starfrontlet     Coeligena eos
(Gould)   1848
w Venezuela: Trujillo, Barinas, Mérida, Táchira. Andean cloud and dwarf forests at 1400-3200 m.
split from: Coeligena bonapartei
insert after: Coeligena phalerata
Thomas Züchner,
in: Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 5, J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott & J. Sargatal (eds.), Barcelona, 1999
 

Little Sunangel     Heliangelus micraster
Gould   1872
se Ecuador; n, nw Peru. Dense, mossy forests and borders of e Andean range between 2300-3400 m.
split from: Heliangelus exortis
insert after: Heliangelus exortis
Iris Heynen,
in: Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 5, J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott & J. Sargatal (eds.), Barcelona, 1999
 

Coppery-naped Puffleg     Eriocnemis sapphiropygia
Taczanowski   1874
Peru: e Andean range. Wet montane forest edges between 2000-4000 m.
split from: Eriocnemis luciani
insert after: Eriocnemis luciani
Iris Heynen,
in: Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 5, J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott & J. Sargatal (eds.), Barcelona, 1999
 

Buff-thighed Puffleg     Haplophaedia assimilis
(Elliot)   1876
Peru: e Andean range; nw Bolivia: La Paz. Undergrowth of humid premontane forests between 1500-3000 m.
split from: Haplophaedia aureliae
insert after: Haplophaedia aureliae
Iris Heynen,
in: Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 5, J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott & J. Sargatal (eds.), Barcelona, 1999
 

Venezuelan Sylph     Aglaiocercus berlepschi
(Hartert)   1898
ne Venezuela: Sucre (coastal Cordillera de la Costa), Monagas (Cerro Negro)
split from: Aglaiocercus kingi
insert after: Aglaiocercus kingi
Douglas L. Altshuler,
in: Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 5, J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott & J. Sargatal (eds.), Barcelona, 1999
 

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