(syn. Electron Ϯ Broad-billed Motmot E. platyrhynchum) L. crypticus  covered, concealed  < Gr. κρυπτικος kruptikos  obscuring  < κρυπτος kruptos  hidden; "CRYPTICUS, Sw.*  General structure of Prionites; but the bill excessicvely broad, flattened, and dilated at the base. Culmen arched, grooved in the middle; the cutting margins minutely and regularly serrated.  C. platyrynchus. Ill. of Orn. iii. pl. 106.  ... *It is by this form, as I suspect, uniting to Lamprotila, that the circles of the Halcyonidæ and the Trogonidæ are connected" (Swainson 1837).

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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 21 January 2019).