(Muscicapidae; Ϯ Northern Black Flycatcher M. edolioides) Gr. μελας melas, μελαινα melaina  black; ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "MELAENORNIS, n.  Melasoma a, Swains.  M. Edolioïdes, (Swains.) n.  Nat. Libr. B. of W. Afr., pl. 29.   ...   Used in Entomology." (G. Gray 1840); "Melaenornis G. R. Gray, 1840, List Gen. Birds, p. 35. New name for Melasoma Swainson, 1837, preoccupied by Melasoma Dillwyn, 1831." (Traylor in Peters 1986, XI, 296).   
Var. Meloenornis.   
Synon. Dioptrornis, Empidornis, Melanopepla, Melasoma, Namibornis, Sigelus, Siopornis.

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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 22 January 2019).