HYPNELUS

(Bucconidae; Ϯ Two-banded Puffbird H. bicinctus) Gr. ὑπνηλος hupnēlos  drowsy, indolent  < ὑπνος hupnos  sleep; "Gen. HYPNELUS**) Nob. — Halsband-Bartkuckuk.   Chaunornis Bp. 1854 (nec Gray 1841).   115.—1. H. bicinctus Nob.   Tamatia bicincta Gould Proc. Z. Soc. 1836. p. 80. — Tamatia bitorquata Sws. Classif. B. II. p. 334   ...   116.—2. H. ruficollis Nob.  "Bucco ruficollis Licht. in Mus. Berol." Wagl. Isis 1829. p. 658.*)   ....   **) Von ὑπνηλος ὑπναλεος (schläfrig)." (Cabanis & Heine 1863); "Hypnelus Cabanis and Heine, Mus. Hein., Th. 4, 1862-63 (1863), Heft 1, p. 143. Type, by subsequent designation, Tamatia bicincta Gould. (Sclater, Monogr. Jacamars and Puff-birds, pt. 4, 1882, p. xxxv)." (Peters 1948, VI, 15). Generic names in this family reflect the stolid and sedentary behaviour of the puffbirds.
Var. Hypmelus.

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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 23 January 2019).