(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.

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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 on 10 December 2018).