(syn. Lophura Ϯ Swinhoe's Pheasant L. swinhoii) Gr. ἱερευς hiereus  priest (cf. ἱερος hieros  sacred); Mod. L. phasis pheasant  < Med. L. phasis avis  pheasant; “Hierophasis, or Pheasant of the Priests, as I am informed by Mr. Swinhoe that the feathers are worn by the native priestesses [on Taiwan] as decorations on state or other solemn occasions” (Elliot 1872); "Hierophasis Elliot, Monogr. Phasian., 2, 1872, text to pl. 25. Type, by monotypy, Euplocamus swinhoii Gould." (Peters 1934, II, 115).

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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).