(syn. Aegithalos Ϯ White-throated Tit A. niveogularis) Gr. ακανθα akantha  thorn  < ακη akē  point; genus Parus Linnaeus, 1758, tit; "ACANTHIPARUS NIVEOGULARIS, Gould.  White-throated Tit.  ...It is remarkably different from every other member of the Paridæ I have seen differs from them remarkably in the much greater length of its wings, and in its longer and more spine-like bill.  ...I am therefore constrained to make it the type of a new genus, with the appellation of Acanthiparus, a term which has been suggested by the lengthened and pointed form of the bill" (Gould 1855).

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 18 January 2019).