(Passeridae; Ϯ Chestnut-shouldered Bush Sparrow G. xanthocollis) Gr. γυμνος gumnos  bare, naked; ῥις rhis, ῥινος rhinos  nostrils; "Gymnoris, Hodgson, n. g.  Differs from Passer in having the beak more elongated, slender, and Carduelis-like; it being more slender than in restricted Fringilla.   G. flavicollis; Fringilla flavicollis, Franklin, P. Z. S. 1831, p. 120; referred to Ploceus by Col. Sykes, P. Z. S. 1832, p.94, and with more propriety to Pyrgita vel Passer by Mr. Jerdon." (Blyth 1845); "Gymnoris J. E. Gray, 1831, Zool. Misc., p. 84. Type, by monotypy, Gymnoris flavirostris J. E. Gray = Fringilla flavicollis Franklin." (Moreau & Greenway in Peters 1962, XV, 23); "GYMNORIS Blyth, 1845 F - Fringilla flavicollis Franklin, 1831; type by monotypy = Fringilla xanthocollis E. Burton, 1838 4    ...   4 For correction of authorship and date see Gregory (2006). Previously mistakenly attributed to J. E. Gray by Moreau & Greenway (1962) and Dickinson (2003)." (Dickinson & Christidis (eds.) 2014, 307).
Var. Gymnornis, Gymnorhis, Gymnorius.
Synon. Pyrgitina, Xanthodira.

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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 24 May 2019).