(syn. Rhipidura Ϯ Mindanao Blue Fantail R. superciliaris) Gr. κυανος kuanos dark-blue; νυμφη numphē nymph; "CYANONYMPHA, a new genus. Chars. gen.-- Similar to Hypothymis Boie, but bill more slender; rictal bristles much longer, reaching nearly or quite to end of bill; feathers of crown not stiffened; tarsus much less distinctly scutellate. Similar to Rhipidura Vigors and Horsfield, but tail not decidedly longer than wing, and only rounded, not strongly graduated; tarsus less distinctly scutellate; rictal bristles relatively shorter, not reaching appreciably beyond tip of bill. Type of the genus.-- Hypothymis superciliaris Sharpe. ... Upper parts of male deep verditer blue, the pileum indigo blue, the forehead amd a supraloral line bright azure blue; wings and tail fuscous, margined with cobalt or purplish indigo blue; throat and breast purplish china blue; posterior lower parts white washed with blue ... a κυανος, cyanos; νυμφη, nympha" (Oberholser 1911).