MICRASTUR

(Falconidae; Ϯ Collared Forest Falcon M. semitorquatus) Gr. μικρος mikros  little, short; genus Astur de Lacépède, 1799, goshawk; "MICRASTUR, G. R. Gray (1841).  Brachypterusc, Less. (1837).  Astur, Spix.   M. brachypterus, (Temm.) G. R. Gray, Pl. col. 141.  F. concentricus, Ill.  ...  cPreviously used ending in yx." (G. Gray 1841); "Micrastur G. R. Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1841, p. 6. Type, by original designation, Falco brachypterus Temminck = Sparvius semitorquatus Vieillot." (Peters 1931, 1, 276).
Var. Micraster.
Synon. Brachypterus, Carnifex, Clamosocircus, Climacocercus, Nothierax, Rhyncomegas, Thrasyaccipiter.

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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 24 January 2019).