(Ciconiidae; Ϯ Wood Stork M. americana) Gr. μυκτηρ muktēr, μυκτηρος muktēros  snout, nose  < μυκτεριζω mukterizō  to turn up the nose; "74. MYCTERIA.  Rostrum maxilla superiore triquetra rectissima subadscendens, acutum, Maxilla inferiore trigona acuminata adscendens.  Nares lineares.  Lingua nulla. Marcgr.  Pedes tetradactyli." (Linnaeus 1758); "Mycteria Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat., ed. 10, p. 140. Type, by monotypy, Mycteria americana Linnaeus." (Kahl in Peters 1979, I, ed. 2, 245). Linnaeus's Mycteria comprised a single species.
Var. Micteria.
Synon. Diplocercus, Diplura, Dipluravis, Dissourodes, Ibis, Pseudotantalus, Tantalides, Tantalops, Tantalus.

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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).