ELAENIA

(Tyrannidae; Ϯ Yellow-bellied Elaenia E. flavogaster) Gr. ελαινεος elaineos  of olive-oil, oleaginous  < ελαια elaia  olive; "Elænia n. g. 6)  Musc. pagana Licht.; brevirostris, — modesta, — aurifrons Pr. Max; — Hylophilus cinerascens ejusd.  Numerosæ americanæ, transitum ad Tyrannides præbentes; Fringillis subsimiles.   ...    6) Rostrum crassiusculum, breve, basi dilatatum, altitudine latius; carina dorsali subacuta, sutura recta.  Membrana narium plumulis tecta.  Vibrissæ tenues.  Alæ mediocres vel sub-breves, rotundatæ, remigib. 3-5 reliqvis longioribus.  Pedes mediocres, digitis brevibus, subliberis.  Olivaceæ-cinerascentes; sæpe subtus, interdum vertice flavæ. — Eλαινιος, oleagineus." (Sundevall 1836); "Elaenia Sundevall, 1836, Vetensk. Akad. Handl., 1835, p. 89. Type, by subsequent designation (Gray, 1855, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Birds, p. 49), Muscicapa pagana Lichtenstein = Pipra flavogaster Thunberg." (Traylor in Peters 1979, VIII, 26-27).  
Var. Elaenea, Elainea, Elainia, Eloenia, ElanaElania.

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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 12 December 2018).