CYNANTHUS

(Trochilidae; Ϯ Broad-billed Hummingbird C. latirostris) Gr. κυανος kuanos  dark-blue; ανθος anthos  blossom, flower (cf. "Cynanthus (!) Sws.   ...   Denn erstens hiesse das von κυων (Hund) und ανθος (Blume) gebildete Wort wörtlich übersetzt eine "Hundsblume" und wäre also wohl füglicher der Botanik zu überweisen" (Heine 1863));"G. CYNANTHUS. Swains. in Zool. Journ. No. 10.   96. Cynanthus latirostris.  Green, beneath bluish; chin and throat sapphire blue  ...  97. Cynanthus bifurcatus.  ...  98. Cynanthus minimus.  ...  99. Cynanthus Lucifer." (Swainson 1827 (June)); "CYNANTHUS. Rostrum rectum, vel sub-arcuatum. Cauda longissima, forficata  ...  Bill straight or very slightly curved. Tail very long, forked" (Swainson 1827 (Nov.)); "Cynanthus Swainson, Philos. Mag. (n.s.), 1, June, 1827, p. 441. (Not Cynanthus Swainson, Zool. Journ., 3, Aug.-Nov., 1827, p. 357.) Type, by subsequent designation, Cynanthus latirostris Swainson. (Stone, Auk, 24, 1907, p. 192)." (Peters 1945, V, 42).
Var. Cyananthus.
Synon. Circe, Cyanolampis, Iache, Phaeoptila.

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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 14 December 2018).