(syn. Ceyx Ϯ Little Kingfisher C. pusillus halli ) Gr. μικρος mikros  little; genus Alcyone Swainson, 1837, kingfisher; "MICRALCYONE, gen. nov.  Differs from Alcyone in its smaller size, longer slenderer bill and weaker feet, with shorter wings.  Type, Alcyone pusilla halli Mathews" (Mathews 1912).

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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 www.hbw.com on 23 January 2019).