HETEROCERCUS

(Pipridae; Ϯ Flame-crested Manakin H. linteatus) Gr. ἑτερος heteros   different; κερκος kerkos  tail; "both sexes possess the graduated tail with the outermost rectrices shortest and narrowest (being about half the length and width of the central tail feathers). Furthermore, the feather rachises of the rectrices are curiously unstiffened" (Kirwan & Green 2011); "Genus HETEROCERCUS.   1494. HETEROCERCUS LINTEATUS.  Elænia linteata, Strickl. Contr. Orn. 1850, p. 121. pl. 63. Heterocercus linteatus, Hartl. in Mus. Brem." (P. Sclater 1862); "Heterocercus Sclater, 1862, Cat. Coll. Amer. Birds, p. 245. Type, by monotypy, Elaenia linteata Strickland." (Snow in Peters 1979, VIII, 257).

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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 13 December 2018).