EREMOMELA

(Cisticolidae; Ϯ Yellow-bellied Eremomela E. icteropygialis) Gr. ερημος erēmos  desert; μελος melos  song, melody; "23. Eremomela (n. g.) flaviventris ("Sylvia flaviventris Burch." Wahlb.) in schedulis   ...   Hab. in Caffraria superiore, campestri et sylvatica.   Char. generis.  Ala mediocris, vix fornicata, pennis 1—3 gradatis, prima brevi; 3=4.  Rostrum subulatum, acutum, vix incisum (fere Sylviæ trochili), vibrissis obsoletis; naribus Sylviæ.  Tarsi scutati; digiti laterales æquales.  Cauda brevior, leviter emarginata, pennis angustioribus.— Sp. inter Sylvias et Zosteropes mediæ; similes Acanthizis, sed minus pictæ.  A Phyllopneustis præcipue differunt vibrissis vix ullis, rostro acutiore, cauda breviore, linea superciliari non distincta, vel saltem non flava.  Radices nominis: Eρημος, desertum; μελος, carmen, hinc Eremomela, deserti cantor." (Sundevall 1850); "Eremomela Sundevall, 1850, Öfversigt K. Vetenskaps-Akad. Förhandlingar, Stockholm, 7, p. 102. Type, by original designation, Sylvia flaviventris Burchell [1822 nec Sylvia flaviventris Vieillot, 1817] = Sylvietta icteropygialis Lafresnaye." (Traylor in Peters 1986, XI, 196).   
Var. Erenomela.   
Synon. Baeoscelis, Dryodromas, Eremomeloides, Magalilais, Tricholais.

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 21 January 2019).