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Apaloderma vittatum1.jpg
Bar-tailed trogon
Apaloderma vittatum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Trogoniformes
Family: Trogonidae
Genus: Apaloderma
Swainson, 1833

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Apaloderma is a genus of birds in the family Trogonidae.[1]

The name is a compound word composed of two Greek words: hapalos, meaning "delicate"and derma, meaning "skin".[2] Established by William John Swainson in 1833, the genus contains the following species:[1]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Narina Trogon, Apaloderma narina MALE at Lekgalameetse Provincial Reserve, Limpopo, South Africa (14654439002).jpg Apaloderma narina. Narina trogon Sierra Leone to Ethiopia, and east Africa to eastern and southern South Africa
Apaloderma aequatoriale Bare-cheeked trogon Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Nigeria
Apaloderma vittatum1.jpg Apaloderma vittatum Bar-tailed trogon Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, DRC, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia


  1. ^ a b "ITIS Report: Apaloderma". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 50. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.