MALACOPTILA

(Bucconidae; Ϯ White-chested Puffbird M. fusca) Gr. μαλακος malakos  soft; πτιλον ptilon  plumage, feather; "MALACOPTILA, G. R. Gray (1841).  Lypornix, Swains., et 2nd div. Wagl. (1827).  Bucco, Gm., et 1st div. Vieill. (1823).   M. fusca, (Gm.) G. R. Gray.   L. torquatus, Hahn.   B. striata, Spix, Av. Br., pl. 40. f. 2." (G. Gray 1841); "Malacoptila G. R. Gray, List Gen. Bds., ed. 2, 1841, p. 13. Type, by subsequent designation, Bucco fuscus Gmelin (G. R. Gray, Gen. Bds., 1, 1846, p. [74])." (Peters 1948, VI, 16).

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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 18 December 2018).