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Selasphorus platycercus1.jpg
Female broad-tailed hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus) at nest
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Subfamily: Trochilinae
Genus: Selasphorus
Swainson, 1832

Selasphorus ardens Salvin, 1870
Selasphorus flammula Salvin, 1865
Selasphorus platycercus (Swainson, 1827)
Selasphorus rufus (Gmelin, 1788)
Selasphorus sasin (Lesson, 1829)
Selasphorus scintilla (Gould, 1851)
Selasphorus calliope (Gould, 1847)

Selasphorus is a genus of hummingbirds. It contains the following seven species:[1][2]

The last species to be described was in 1870.


  1. ^ "Selasphorus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 18 November 2011. 
  2. ^ McGuire, J.A.; Witt, C.C.; Remsen Jr., J.V.; Dudley, R.; Altshuler, D.L. (2009). "A higher-level taxonomy for hummingbirds". Journal of Ornithology. 150: 155–165. doi:10.1007/s10336-008-0330-x. 

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