ENTOMODESTES

(Turdidae; Ϯ White-eared Solitaire E. leucotis) Gr. εντομα entoma  insects  < εντομη entomē  notch; εδεστης edestēs  eater  < εδω edō  to eat; "The earlier placing of these birds [Myadestes] within the Ampelidæ is only due to their "resemblance in general appearance," and the differences have already been pointed out so exhaustively by Professor Baird, that it is unnecessary to repeat them here. The group will not, however, be naturally limited or clearly defined without removing the species Myadestes leucotis (Tschudi), which is widely different, from the Myadestinæ, being a true member of the Ptilogonatidæ. As its characters do not agree with those of any other genus, it will be necessary to make it the type of a new genus.Ϯ  ...  ϮENTOMODESTES, n. g.  (*Eντομα = insects, εδεστης = an eater)" (Stejneger 1883).  
Var. Entomedestes.

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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).