(Galbulidae; Ϯ White-throated Jacamar B. albogularis) Gr. βραχυς brakhus  short; Mod. L. galba  contraction of genus Galbula Brisson, 1760, jacamar; "This little group has the general form of Galbula, but the birds are of smaller size, the tail is shorter and square, and the outer pair of rectrices (abnormally short in Galbula) is altogether absent" (P. Sclater 1891); "27. BRACHYGALBA, Bp.  —   108. albigularis, Spix.  —  109. albiventer, Cuv. (lugubris, Caban. nec Sw. - inornata, Sclater. - chalcoptera, Reich.)" (Bonaparte 1854); "Brachygalba Bonaparte, Ateneo Italiano, 2, 1854, p. 129. (Separately paged reprint, Consp. Vol. Zygod., p. 13.) Type, by subsequent designation, Galbula albigularis Spix. (G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 137.)" (Peters 1948, VI, 3).
Var. Brachygalbula.
Synon. Brachyceyx.

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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 13 December 2018).