(syn. Chaetura Ϯ Band-rumped Swift C. spinicaudus) Gr. ακανθυλλις akanthullis  little thorn  < dim. ακανθις akanthis  thorn  < ακη akē  point; "Acanthylis: Hir. spinicauda Tem. col. 726 fig. 1 u.s.w." (Boie 1826).  Var. Acanthyllis.

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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 19 January 2019).