Ross’s trogon

Description
This bird skin might be a type specimen; further research is required. It was collected by General Smee in January 1939.

It is described as new species in Lowe, W.P. 1939 The bird collections of the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter. Ibis [14] 3: 65-75. Low states it is ‘Nearest to Trogon caligatus [syn. T. violaceous caligatus], but at once distinguished from that bird by a blue metallic head, green tail, and golden metallic upper parts.’

A paper by M.Ralph Browning, Christian Erard & Herber T Schifter (The nomenclatural status of Trogon leverianus Shaw, 1772, and Trogon sallaei Bonaparte, 1856 in the Bull. B.O.C. 1991 111(1)) may throw some light whether this is a valid species.
Accession Loan No.
140/1935/22
Collection Class
Birds
Common Name
Ross’s trogon
Simple Name
bird: skin
Full Name
TROGONIDAE: Trogon rossi Lowe: Ross’s trogon
Period Classification
Inter War (1918-1939); Modern (1900-)
Family Group

Collector / Excavator
Smee, W J N (from the collection of): Smee, General
Collection Area Region
South America
Collection Continent
Latin America and the Caribbean
Phylum
CHORDATA: VERTEBRATA
Family
TROGONIDAE
Genus
Trogon
Species
rossi

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