(syn. Alcippe Ϯ Brown Fulvetta A. brunneicauda) Gr. myth. Alcippe, daughter of Aries or Mars the god of war, and who was ravished by a son of Neptune. She is the most famous of several women of this name in antiquity (cf. genus Alcippe Blyth, 1844, fulvetta); Gr. ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "ALCIPPORNIS, nom. nov.  Type. - Alcippe cinerea Blyth nec Eyton (= Hyloterpe brunneicauda Salvadori.)  The above proposed name is intended to apply to the group commonly known as Alcippe, but which is now found to be without a tenable generic designation.   ...  This means that Horizillas (olim Malacopteron) must now be called Alcippe Blyth, unfortunate as this transfer of name may be found to be. For Alcippe Auct. nec Blyth the name of Alcippornis, 1 nom. nov. may be used.   ...  1 'Aλκιππη, Alkippe; ορνις, bird." (Oberholser 1922).

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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).