(syn. Philemon Ϯ Helmeted Friarbird P. buceroides) Gr. νεος neos  new; genus Philemon Vieillot, 1816, friarbird; "1,316. NEOPHILEMON, gen. nov.  Differs from Philemon in the presence of a high swollen protuberance on the basal half of the keel of the upper mandible, and in its comparatively shorter tail; from Tropidorhynchus it differs in the nature of the protuberance, and in the feathering on the top of the head, and in lacking the pointed, scaly breast-feathers and in its more powerful bill and longer first primary of the wing.  Type, Philedon buceroides Swainson." (Mathews 1912); "Neophilemon Mathews, 1912, Austral Avian Rec., 1, p. 117. Type, by original designation, "Buphaga orien-oides yorki Mathews." [sic] (Salomonsen in Peters 1967, XII, 403) (see Microphilemon).

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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 19 January 2019).