ANTHOCEPHALA

(Trochilidae; Ϯ Santa Marta Blossomcrown A. floriceps) Gr. ανθος anthos  blossom; κεφαλη kephalē  head; "Forehead buffy white, passing into a beautiful deep peach-blossom hue on the crown" (Gould 1854); "Dagegen ist der von Bonaparte ganz ohne Bedenken von Gould schon mit weniger Entschiedenheit zu Adelomyia (!) gezogene Trochilus floriceps Gould als eigene Gattung Anthocephala (von ανθος, Blume, und κεφαλη, Kopf) aufzuführen:  A. floriceps. — Trochilus floriceps Gould P. Z. S. 1853. p. 62." (Cabanis & Heine 1860); "Anthocephala Cabanis and Heine, Mus. Hein., Th. 3, 1860, p. 72, note. Type, by monotypy, Trochilus floriceps Gould." (Peters 1945, V, 85).
Synon. Simonula.

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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 www.hbw.com on 19 January 2019).