(syn. Anous Ϯ Lesser Noddy A. tenuirostris) Gr. μικρος mikros  little; genus Anous Stephens, 1826, noddy; "Mr. HOWARD SAUNDERS proposed for the smaller Noddy Terns the new generic term of   MICRANOUS, gen. n.   Genus simile generi 'Anous' dicto, sed rostro longiore et tenuiore, et rectrice tertia externa utrinque longissima distinguendum.   Typus est Micranous tenuirostris (Temm.)" (Saunders 1895).

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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).