This taxon is Not Recognised as a species by BirdLife International.
Coeligena violifer, C. dichroura, C. albicaudata and C. osculans (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) were previously lumped as C. violifer following Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993).
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Coeligena violifer. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2016.