CYPSIURUS

(Apodidae; Ϯ African Palm Swift C. parvus) Gr. κυψελος kupselos  swallow; ουρα oura  tail. "AMBERGRIS SWALLOW ...Grey-brown Swallow, beneath paler, with the tail greatly forked" (Stephens 1817); "105e Genre: CYPSIURUS, Less.  Hab. l'Afrique. —  454. Cypsiurus ambrosiacus. Hirundo ambrosiacas, Brisson, t. 2 pl. 45 f. 4; L.; Gm.; cypselus ambrosiacus, Temm. pl. 460 f. 2; H. ambrosiaca, Vieill., ency. p. 520; Lesson, voy. de Bélang., p. 244; Séba, 1, 102; cypselus parvus, Lichst., cat. no 603; hab.: l'Egypte, la Nubie, le Sénégal, le Cap de Bonne-Espérance." (Lesson 1843); "Cypsiurus Lesson, Écho du Monde Savant, Ann. 10, 2me sem., 1843, p. 134. Type, by monotypy, Cypselus ambrosiacus Temminck = Cypselus parvus Lichtenstein." (Peters 1940, IV, 255).
Var. Cypselurus.
Synon. Tachynautes.

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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).