(syn. Automolus Ϯ Western Woodhaunter A. virgatus) Gr. ὑλη hulē  woodland, forest; κτιστης ktistēs  settler, inhabitant  < κτιζω ktizō  to build, to found; "Hyloctistes gen. nov.  (Furnariidæ.)  Related to Philydor Spix but bill relatively much longer (exposed culmen longer than tarsus). Differing from Automolus in more extensive cohesion of anterior toes, the basal phalanx of middle toe wholly united to both lateral toes.  Type.— Philydor virgatus Lawrence.  (Yλη, a wood, forest; κτιστης, a settler.)" (Ridgway 1909) (see Eusphenura).    Var. Hylostictes.

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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 18 December 2018).