(Thraupidae; Ϯ Blue Dacnis D. cayana) Gr. δακνις daknis  type of bird from Egypt, otherwise unidentified, mentioned by Hesychius and Pompeius Festus; "LES PIT-PITS. Buff. (DACNIS. Cuv.)  Représentent en petit les carouges [Icterus] par leur bec conique et aigu. Ils les lient avec les figuiers (1).  ...  (1) Motacilla Cayana, Gm. enl. 669." (Cuvier 1817).
Var. Dacuis, Dachnis.   
Synon. Cyanodacnis, Eudacnis, Hemidacnis, Mellisuga, Polidacnis, Pseudodacnis.

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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 19 December 2018).