(Caprimulgidae; Ϯ Short-tailed Nighthawk L. semitorquatus nattereri) Gr. ουρα oura  tail (cf. λυρα lura  lyre); κολος kolos  stunted, docked; "23. Genus Lurocalis, nobis, nov. gen.  Bill depressed, broad at base and suddenly compressed to the point, which is hooked and acute; nostrils basal, aperture slightly elevated, bristles rudimental or none, mandibles somewhat dilated at base, gape ample.  Wings long, pointed, reaching to the end of the tail or beyond; first and second (usually the second) primaries longest.  Tail short, truncate.  Tarsi short, feathered in front to the toes, naked behind.  General form of head and body broad and robust.  Wings and tail without white, throat with a white angular uninterrupted semicollar.    Obs. — Of this new genus I have seen two species, both South American:  1. Lurocalis Nattererii, (Temm.,) Pl. col. 107.    2. Lurocalis semitorquatus, (Gm.,)  Podager Gouldii, Gray Gen., pl. 18." (Cassin 1851); "Lurocalis Cassin, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila., 5, 1851, p. 189. Type, by subsequent designation, Caprimulgus nattereri Temminck (G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 12)." (Peters 1940, IV, 184).
Synon. Urocolus

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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 on 23 January 2019).