LEPTOCOMA

(Nectariniidae; Ϯ Maroon-bellied Sunbird L. brasiliana) Gr. λεπτος leptos  delicate, fine; κομη komē  hair; "Genus LEPTOCOMA nov. gen. *) Sammethonigsauger.  ...  *) Von λεπτος, zart und κομηἡ  Haupthaar.  Kleine zierliche Formigen mit sammetartigem Gefieder, mittelmässigem, nicht stark gekrümmtem Schnabel, kurzen Läufen und kurzem fast geradem Schwanze.   Typus L. Hasselti. -- Nectarinia Hasseltii Temm." (Cabanis 1853); "LEPTOCOMA Cabanis, 1851  F -- Nectarinia hasseltii Temminck, 1825; type by original designation = Certhia brasiliana J. F. Gmelin, 1788" (Dickinson & Christidis (eds.) 2014, 271).
Var. Leptcocoma.
Synon. Chalcostetha, Hermotimia, Nectarophila.

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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 19 November 2018).