LOPHORINA

(Paradisaeidae; Ϯ Superb Bird-of-Paradise L. superba) Gr. λοφος lophos  crest, tuft; ῥις rhis, ῥινος rhinos  nose; "87. LOPHORINE, Lophorina.  Paradisea, Linn. Gm. Lath.  Bec garni jusqu'au-delà du milieu de plumes alongées, très-comprimé latéralement, étroit en dessus, grêle, droit, échancré et fléchi à la pointe.' — Plumes du cou longues et disposées en forme d'aile.   Esp. Le Superbe, Buff." (Vieillot 1816); "Lophorina Vieillot, 1816, Analyse, p. 35. Type, by monotypy, "Le Superbe, Buff." = Paradisea superba Pennant." (Mayr in Peters 1962, XV, 193). In applying the phylogenetic species concept, Cracraft 1992, recognised no fewer than six species in this genus; it has recently been suggested that the Superb Bird-of-Paradise in fact comprises three separate species.
Var. Lophorhina, Loporina.
Synon. Craspedophora, Mathewsiella, Pherocraspedon, Ptiloris.

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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 16 December 2018).