(Rallidae; Ϯ Buff-banded Rail H. philippensis) Gr. ὑπο hupo  beneath; ταινιδιον tainidion  small band  < dim. ταινια tainia  head-band; "Genera et Species typicae.  ...  b. *Hypotaenidia Rchb. pectoralis (Rall. — Cv.) R.  ...  β. * — pectoralis (Rall. — Cuv.) R.  Ic. Av. t. 205. ic. 2465—66.  t. 211. ic. 1217—18" (Reichenbach 1852).
Synon. Habropteryx, Nesoclopeus, Nesolimnas, Stictolimnas, Tahitornis.

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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).