NYCTIPHRYNUS

(Caprimulgidae; Ϯ Ocellated Poorwill N. ocellatus) Gr. νυκτι- nukti-  night-, nocturnal  < νυξ nux, νυκτος nuktos  night; φρυνη phrunē, φρυνης phrunēs  toad; "11. Nyctiphrynus, Bp.   41. ocellatus, Tschudi. (brasilianus? Wied nec L.)   42. nuttalli, Audub. (brasilianus? Lawr.)   43. guianensis, Gm." (Bonaparte 1857); "Nyctiphrynus Bonaparte, Riv. Contemp., 9, 1857, p. 215. Type, by subsequent designation, Caprimulgus ocellatus Tschudi. (Oberholser, Bull. U. S. Nat. Mus., no. 86, 1914, p. 8, note 5.)" (Peters 1940, IV, 195).
Synon. Otophanes, Ptilonycterus.

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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 18 January 2019).