NEAFRAPUS

(Apodidae; Ϯ Cassin's Spine-tail Swift N. cassini) Gr. νεος neos  new; L. Afra  African; genus Apus Scopoli, 1777, swift; "The second, C. cassini, differs entirely in coloration, being black above with a smoky throat, white upper tail-coverts and abdomen white, the shafts of the feathers dark.  Structurally, it has very long wings with a very short tail with stiff short spines.  The tail is less than one-fifth the length of the wings.  No close relationship between this and the preceding group is apparent, and I here introduce for it the new name NEAFRAPUS which may, as above, be considered of generic value.   Type Neafrapus cassini (Sclater)." (Mathews 1918) (see Alterapus and Telacanthura).
Synon. Notafrapus.

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Recommended citation
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 22 November 2018).