CALYPTOPHILUS

(Calyptophilidae; Ϯ Eastern Chat-tanager C. frugivorus) Gr. καλυπτω kaluptō  to hide; φιλος philos  lover; "I have placed the present species in the genus Phœnicophilus, provisionally, as there are several points of difference which are sufficient, in my opinion, to constitute a new genus" (Cory 1883); "Calyptophilus,* gen. nov.  The present genus has the general appearance, at first glance, of Phœnicophilus, but is easily separated from it by the following characters:  ...  b. Tail long, equal to wing; middle toe about five-sixths of tarsus; tail rounded, and strongly graduated; bill much narrower, and the legs and feet larger than in Phœnicophilus.     Calyptophilus.   Calyptophilus frugivorus.  Phœnicophilus frugivorus CORY, Journ. Boston Zoöl. Soc., II, No. 4, Oct. 1883, p. 45.   ... * Kαλυπτος. φιλεω." (Cory 1884).

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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).