(syn. Anous Ϯ Black Noddy A. minutus) Dim. < genus Anous Stephens, 1826, noddy; "When M. "leucocapillus Gould" (= A. minutus Boie) is examined comparatively, the tail-formation is again seen to be different. In this species the third rectrix is absolutely the longest while the second is sub-equal with the fourth and longer than the fifth and sixth, which are again longer than the first which is the shortest. This species is certainly more distinct from Anous and is the one which has been generally recognised as Micranous Saunders. I therefore introduce the new name ANOUSELLA, with A. leucocapillus Gould (= A. minutus Boie) as type, which may be used generically or sub-generically, according to the individual opinion of the writer." (Mathews 1912).

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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 on 12 December 2018).