Nyctinomus

(syn. Nyctyornis Ϯ Red-bearded Bee-eater N. amictus) Gr. νυκτι- nukti-  nocturnal, night-  < νυξ nux, νυκτος nuktos  night; -νομος -nomos  -feeding  < νεμω nemō  to feed; "[plate 56] NYCTINOMUS amictus   Duvaucel's Nightfeeder  ...  [text]  As we find Nyctinomus is a name already appropriated, we have substituted Nyctiornis; and we place this group at the extremity of the Fissirostres, adjoining to Prionites among the Scansores." (Swainson 1831); "Nyctinomus Swainson, Zool. Illustr. (2), 2, 1831, pl. 56. Type, by monotypy, Nyctinomus amictus [Temminck].  Not Nyctinomus Oken, 1816 (Mammalia)." (Peters 1945, V, 238) (see Nyctyornis).

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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 www.hbw.com on 19 January 2019).