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Pterophanes cyanopterus

Pterophanes cyanopterus (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Trochiliformes
Familia: Trochilidae
Subfamilia: Trochilinae
Genus: Pterophanes
Species: Pterophanes cyanopterus


Pterophanes cyanopterus (Fraser, 1839)


* PZS Pt8 no.86 p.17

Vernacular names
English: Great Sapphirewing

The Great Sapphirewing (Pterophanes cyanopterus) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montanes. At 15.5-17.5 cm (6-7 in) in length and weighing about 10 grams, this is one of the largest species of hummingbird, though slightly smaller than the Topaza hummingbirds and the Giant Hummingbird.


* BirdLife International 2004. Pterophanes cyanopterus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 10 July 2007.

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