ANISOGNATHUS

(Thraupidae; Ϯ Fire-bellied Mountain Tanager A. igniventris) Gr. ανισος anisos  unequal  < negative prefix αν- an- ; ισος isos  equal; γναθος gnathos  lower jaw; Reichenbach's 1850, plate LXXVII, labelled Passerinae: Fringillinae Tanagrinae, shows the toothed upper mandible, shortened lower mandible, and stubby, somewhat bullfinch-like bill of these mountain tanagers. "Anisognathus Reichenbach, June 1, 1850, Av. Syst. Nat., pl. 77. Type, by subsequent designation (Bonaparte, 1851, Rev. Mag. Zoll.[sic] [Paris], ser. 2, 3, p. 172, Tanagra igniventris d'Orbigny and Lafresnaye." (Storer in Peters 1970, XIII, 331).
Synon. Compsocoma, Poecilothraupis.

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 13 December 2018).