(syn. Ficedula Ϯ Sapphire Flycatcher F. sapphira) Dim. < genus Muscicapa Brisson, 1760, flycatcher; "Muscicapula, Nobis. n. g. The members of this group are nearly allied to Dimorpha (olim Siphya,) Hodgson, Ind. Rev. 1839, p. 651, from which they are chiefly distinguished by their small size and feeble legs and toes, the latter approaching them nearer to the Flycatchers. ... The following four are referrible to the present division:— 1. M. sapphira; Muscicapa sapphira, Tickell, M.S. ... 2. M. superciliaris; Muscicapa superciliaris, Jerdon, Madr. Jl. XI, 16: Dimorpha albogularis, Nobis, J. A. S. XI, 190. ... 3. M. melanoleuca, Nobis. ... 4. M. rubecula, Nobis; Dimorpha superciliaris, Nobis, J. A. S. XI, 190, which specific name must now be transferred to the second species." (Blyth 1843); "Muscicapula Blyth, 1843, Journ. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 12, p. 939. Type, by subsequent designation (G. R. Gray, 1855, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Birds Brit. Mus., p. 52), Muscicapa sapphira Tickell." (Watson in Peters 1986, XI, 335).