(Cotingidae; Ϯ Purple-breasted Cotinga C. cotinga) Tupí name Catingá  bright forest (bird), for the colourful cotingas; "Cotinga, nom qu'on donne en Amérique à quelques especes de ce genre ... Cotinga superne splendide cœrulea, inferne purpuro-violacea; remigibus, rectricibusque nigris; oris exterioribus remigum minorum & rectricum cœruleis" (Brisson 1760): based on "Purple-breasted Blue Manakin" of Edwards 1758; "Cotinga Brisson, 1760, Ornithologie, 2, p. 339. Type, by tautonymy, "Cotinga" Brisson = Ampelis cotinga Linnaeus." (Snow in Peters 1979, VIII, 297).
Synon. Hylocosmia, Orbignesius.

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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 on 18 March 2019).