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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Cladus: Crurotarsi
Divisio: Archosauria
Subsectio: Ornithodira
Subtaxon: Dinosauromorpha
Cladus: Dinosauria
Ordo: Saurischia
Cladus: Theropoda
Cladus: Neotheropoda
Infraclassis: Aves
Cladus: Euavialae
Cladus: Avebrevicauda
Cladus: Pygostylia
Cladus: Ornithothoraces
Cladus: Euornithes
Cladus: Ornithuromorpha
Cladus: Ornithurae
Cladus: Carinatae
Parvclassis: Neornithes
Cohors: Neognathae
Ordo: Apodiformes

Familia: Trochilidae
Subfamilia: Trochilinae
Genus: Calypte
Species: C. anna - C. costae

Calypte, Gould, 1856

A monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds. pt11 pl.5,6,7,text

Calypte is a genus of hummingbirds. It consists of two species found in western North America.

The genus Calypte was introduced in 1856 by the English ornithologist John Gould.[1] The type species was subsequently designated as Costa's hummingbird.[2] Gould did not explain the derivation of the genus name but it is probably from the Ancient Greek kaluptrē meaning "woman’s veil" or "head-dress" (from kaluptō meaning "to cover").[3] The genus now contains two species.[4]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Anna's Hummingbird- San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary (4415114665).jpg Calypte anna Anna's hummingbird United States(Oregon, Washington, California), Canada, and Baja California, Mexico
Costas-hummingbird.JPG Calypte costae Costa's hummingbird Southwestern United States and the Baja California Peninsula of Mexico.


Gould, John (1856). A Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Humming-Birds. Volume 4. London: self. Plates 134, 135, 136 and text (Part 11, Plates 5, 6 and 7). The 5 volumes were issued in 25 parts between 1849 and 1861. Title pages of all volumes bear the date of 1861.
Peters, James Lee, ed. (1945). Check-List of Birds of the World. Volume 5. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. p. 136.
Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 86. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.

Gill, Frank; Donsker, David; Rasmussen, Pamela, eds. (January 2021). "Hummingbirds". IOC World Bird List Version 11.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 1 March 2021.

"National Geographic". Field Guide to the Birds of North America. ISBN 0-7922-6877-6.

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