(syn. Chaetocercus Ϯ White-bellied Woodstar C. mulsant) Gr. ακεστρα akestra  needle; ουρα oura  tail; "Genus ACESTRURA, Gould.  ακεστρα, acus, et ουρα, cauda.  Generic characters. Male.- Bill longer than the head, cylindrical, and very slightly arched; two centre tail-feathers extremely small, the two outer ones filamentous and shorter than the third  ...  164. ACESTRURA MULSANTI.   ...   165. ACESTRURA DECORATA, Gould.   ...   166. ACESTRURA HELIODORI.   ...   167. ACESTRURA MICRURA, Gould." (Gould 1861).

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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 23 January 2019).