HEMITRICCUS

(Tyrannidae; Ϯ Drab-breasted Bamboo Tyrant H. diops) Gr. ἡμι- hēmi-  small  < ἡμισυς hēmisus  half; τρικκος trikkos  unidentified small bird. In ornithology triccus signifies tyrant flycatcher; "PHYLLOSCARTES   ...   In ihre Nähe würden zu stellen sein die Genera:  Hemitriccus Nob. (von ἡμι, halb und τρικκος = Todus).  (Musciphaga (!) Less. 1831).  Von Euscarthmus durch längere Flügel, stärken und breitern Schwanz und grössere Entwickelung der Bartborsten verschieden:   H. diops. — Muscicapa diops "Natt." Temm. Pl. col. 144.1. — Todirostrum diops Lafr. R. Z. 1846. p. 365. 13. — Euscarthmus vilis Burm. Th. Bras. II. p. 490. — Muscicapa vilis Licht. in Mus. Berol. (Brasilien)." (Cabanis & Heine 1859); "Hemitriccus Cabanis and Heine, 1859, Mus. Heineanum, 2, p. 52. Type, by monotypy, Muscicapa diops Temminck." (Traylor in Peters 1979, VIII, 78).   
Var. Hemitriscus.   
Synon. Ceratotriccus, Euscarthmornis, Idioptilon, Microcochlearius, Musciphaga, Snethlagea, Todirhamphus.

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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 11 December 2018).