CICINNURUS

(Paradisaeidae; Ϯ King Bird-of-Paradise C. regia) Gr. κικιννος kikinnos  ringlet, curled lock of hair; ουρα oura  tail; "P[aradisæa]. cirrhis caudalibus filiformibus apice lunato-pennaceis" (Linnaeus 1758); "88. MANUCODE, Cicinnurus.  Paradisea, Lin. Gm. Lath.  Bec garni à la base de petites plumes dirigées en avant, grêle, convexe en dessus, un peu comprimé par les côtés, finement entaillé et fléchi vers le bout. — Plumes hypochondriales, larges, longées, tronquées.   Esp. Manucode, Buff.  ....  Cicinnurus  [κικιννος, cincinnus,  ουρα, cauda]" (Vieillot 1816); "Cicinnurus Vieillot, 1816, Analyse, p. 35. Type, by monotypy, "Manucode, Buff." = Paradisaea regia Linnaeus." (Mayr in Peters 1962, XV, 197). Cracraft 1992, tentatively differentiated four species in Cicinnurus sens. str.
Var. Circinurus, Cicinurus, Cincinnurus.
Synon. Cricocercus, Diphyllodes, Manucodiata, Manucodus, Schlegelia.

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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 16 December 2018).