(syn. Gymnomyza Ϯ Mao G. samoensis) Med. L. gumma  gum  < L. gummi  gum (cf. Gr. γυμνος gumnos  bare); genus Myza Meyer & Wiglesworth, 1895, myza; "Gummyza, gen. nov., differs from Leptomyza in not having the flat pouch on the opening of the ear.  Type, Merops samoensis Hombron & Jacquinot, 1841." (Mathews 1925) (see Magumma).

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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 on 19 January 2019).