ANTHREPTES

(Nectariniidae; Ϯ Brown-throated Sunbird A. malacensis) Gr. ανθος anthos  flower, blossom; θρεπτης threptēs  feeder  < τρεφω trephō  to rear; "Genus, ANTHREPTES.  Bill slender, attenuated, minutely crenated; the base of the under mandible strong, and not having the margin hid by that of the upper mandible. Wings rounded. Tail even. Inner toe shorter than the external toe.  Type. - Cynniris Javanica. ZOOL. ILLUSTR., iii. pl. 121" (Swainson 1832); "Anthreptes Swainson, 1832, in Swainson and Richardson, Fauna Bor. Amer., 2 (1831), p. 495. Type, by original designation and monotypy, Cinnyris javanica Swainson = Certhia malacensis Scopoli." (Rand in Peters 1967, XII, 209).  
Var. Anthothreptes, Anthreptus, Anthotreptes, Anthorheptes, Authreptes.   
Synon. Arachnophila, Euchloridia, Gunningia, Lamprothreptes, Mangusia, Paradeleornis, Rhizophorornis, Tephrolaema.

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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 15 December 2018).