(syn. Vireo Ϯ Yellow-throated Vireo V. flavifrons) Portmanteau of genera Lanius Linnaeus, 1758, shrike, and Vireo Vieillot, 1808, vireo; "The characters of the Vireoninae, as already given, will serve to distinguish them from the other North American Laniidae. The bill, though slenderer and more cylindrical, has the same abrupt and lengthened hook at the tip. ... LANIVIREO. - Bill rather stout and short, dark plumbeous in color. Wings moderate. Body stout. First primary spurious, except in flavifrons. V. noveboracensis, huttonii, solitarius, cassini, flavifrons. Type V. flavifrons" (Baird 1858). Var. Laniovireo, Laniivireo.