(syn. Vireo Ϯ Slaty Vireo V. brevipennis) Gr. νεος neos  new, unexpected; χλοη khloē  green (i.e. vireo); "NEOCHLOE, gen. nov.  Neochloe genus novum Vireoni affine, sed ad Sylvicolam et hujusmodi genera spectans. Rostrum magis carinatum, basi latiore, apice magis acuta; alæ breves, quadratæ, remige prima brevi, secunda longiore, quarta, quinta, sexta et septima fere æqualibus et tertiam paulo superantibus; secondariis longis et primariam tertiam excedentibus: pedes ut in genere Vireone.   22. NEOCHLOE BREVIPENNIS, sp. nov.  N. cinereus, dorso murino et viridi paululum lavato  ...  Of this little bird must, I think, be constituted a third genus of Vireoninæ; the peculiar form of the wing rendering it impossible to arrange it as either a Vireo or Vireosylvia. It has much of the general form of a small species of the former genus, but is readily separable by the short and square wing, all the secondaries (except the three outer) exceeding the second primary in length." (P. Sclater 1858).

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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 21 January 2019).