Systematics of the Gorgeted Woodstars (aves: Trochilidae: Acestrura)


—Acestrura heliodor (sensu Peters 1945) forms a superspecies composed of two allospecies: A. astreans Bangs of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta; and A. heliodor (Bourcier) of the Andes of Venezuela, Colombia, and northeastern Ecuador. Acestrura h. meridae Zimmer and Phelps is synonymized with A. h. heliodor. Acestrura h. cleavesi Moore of northeastern… (More)


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