(syn. Fraseria Ϯ Grey Tit Flycatcher F. plumbea) Gr. μυω muō  to close; genus Parisoma Swainson, 1832, parisoma; “Parisoma is usually associated with the Tits, but there seems to be no reason for doing so beyond the fact that P. plumbeum has the nostrils covered by the frontal plumes; but as the typical Parisoma has the nostrils exposed, I propose for Parisoma plumbeum Hartlaub the generic name of MYIOPARUS, characterised also by its smaller size, more slender legs and feet, and by so doing remove the group from its association with the Tits.” (A. Roberts 1922).

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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 on 16 December 2018).