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Cladus: Unikonta
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Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
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Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
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Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
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Superclassis: Tetrapoda
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Classis: Reptilia
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Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Cladus: Crurotarsi
Divisio: Archosauria
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Subtaxon: Dinosauromorpha
Cladus: Dinosauriformes
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Ordo: Saurischia
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Subordo: Theropoda
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Cladus: Avialae
Infraclassis: Aves
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Cladus: Avebrevicauda
Cladus: Pygostylia
Cladus: Ornithothoraces
Cladus: Ornithuromorpha
Cladus: Carinatae
Parvclassis: Neornithes
Cohors: Neognathae
Cladus: Neoaves
Superordo: Caprimulgimorphae
Ordo: Apodiformes

Familia: Trochilidae
Subfamilia: Trochilinae
Genus: Saucerottia
Species: S. beryllina – S. castaneiventris – S. cyanifrons – S. cyanocephala – S. cyanura – S. edward – S. hoffmanni – S. saucerottei – S. tobaci – S. viridigaster

Dubious taxon: S. alfaroana – syn. cyanifrons.


Saucerottia Bonaparte, 1850

Typus: Trochilus saucerrottei Delattre & Bourcier, 1846 = Saucerottia saucerottei


Hemithylaca Cabanis & Heine Jr., 1860 Mus.Hein p. 37 BHL
Erythronota Gould, 1858 Monogr.Trochil. pt.15 pl. 318 text BHL

Primary references

Bonaparte, C.L. 1850. Conspectus generum avium. Tome I. pp. [1–5], 1–543. Lugduni Batavorum (Leida). (E.J. Brill). p. 77 BHL Reference page.

Additional references

Schuchmann, K-L. 1999. Family Trochilidae (hummingbirds). Pp. 468-680 in Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 5. Barn-owls to hummingbirds. (J. del Hoyo et al., eds.). Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. AbstractReference page.
McGuire, J.A., Witt, C.C., Altshuler, D.L. & Remsen, Jr., J.V. 2007. Phylogenetic systematics and biogeography of hummingbirds: Bayesian and Maximum Likelihood analyses of partitioned data and selection of an appropriate partitioning strategy. Systematic Biology 56(5):837–856. Full article (PDF)Reference page.
McGuire, J.A., Witt, C.C., Remsen, Jr., J.V., Dudley, R. & Altshuler, D.L. 2008. A higher-level taxonomy for hummingbirds. Journal of Ornithology 150:155–165. DOI: 10.1007/s10336-008-0330-x Full article (PDF)Reference page.
Mcguire, J.A., Witt, C.C., Remsen, Jr., J.V., Corl, A., Rabosky, D.L., Altshuler, D.L. & Dudley, R. 2014. Molecular phylogenetics and the diversification of Hummingbirds. Current Biology 24: 910–916. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.03.016 PDF and ErratumReference page.
Stiles, F.G., Piacentini, V.Q. & Remsen, Jr., J.V. 2017. A brief history of the generic classification of the Trochilini (Aves: Trochilidae): the chaos of the past and problems to be resolved. Zootaxa 4269(3): 396–412. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4269.3.4 PDF.Reference page.

Saucerottia is a genus of birds in the family Trochilidae, or hummingbirds.

The species now placed in this genus were formerly placed in Amazilia. A molecular phylogenetic study published in 2014 found that the genus Amazilia was polyphyletic.[1] In the revised classification to create monophyletic genera, these species were placed in the resurrected genus Saucerottia.[2][3] The genus had been introduced in 1850 by the French naturalist Charles Lucien Bonaparte with the steely-vented hummingbird as the type species.[4][5] The genus name is from the specific epithet saucerrottei for the steely-vented hummingbird. The epithet was coined in 1846 by Adolphe Delattre and Jules Bourcier to honour the French physician and ornithologist Antoine Constant Saucerotte.[6]

The genus contains ten species:[2]

Azure-crowned hummingbird, Saucerottia cyanocephala
Blue-vented hummingbird, Saucerottia hoffmanni
Berylline hummingbird, Saucerottia beryllina
Blue-tailed hummingbird, Saucerottia cyanura
Snowy-bellied hummingbird, Saucerottia edward
Steely-vented hummingbird, Saucerottia saucerrottei
Indigo-capped hummingbird, Saucerottia cyanifrons
Chestnut-bellied hummingbird, Saucerottia castaneiventris
Green-bellied hummingbird, Saucerottia viridigaster
Copper-rumped hummingbird, Saucerottia tobaci


McGuire, J.; Witt, C.; Remsen, J.V.; Corl, A.; Rabosky, D.; Altshuler, D.; Dudley, R. (2014). "Molecular phylogenetics and the diversification of hummingbirds". Current Biology. 24 (8): 910–916. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2014.03.016. PMID 24704078.
Gill, Frank; Donsker, David; Rasmussen, Pamela, eds. (July 2020). "Hummingbirds". IOC World Bird List Version 10.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
Stiles, F.G.; Remsen, J.V. Jr.; Mcguire, J.A. (2017). "The generic classification of the Trochilini (Aves: Trochilidae): Reconciling taxonomy with phylogeny". Zootaxa. 4353 (3): 401–424. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4353.3. PMID 29245495.
Bonaparte, Charles Lucian (1850). Conspectus Generum Avium (in Latin). Vol. 1. Leiden: E.J. Brill. p. 77.
Peters, James Lee, ed. (1945). Check-List of Birds of the World. Vol. 5. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. p. 68.
Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 348. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.

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