OROCHELIDON

(Hirundinidae; Ϯ Brown-bellied Swallow O. murina) Gr. ορος oros, ορεος oreos  mountain (i.e. Ecuadorean Andes); χελιδων khelidōn, χελιδονος khelidonos  swallow; "Orochelidon , new genus.   Differing from Atticora, Neochelidon and Notiochelidon in having the subbasal phalanx of middle toe entirely free from the outer toe; from Diplochelidon in having the tail much less than two-thirds as long as wing, and forked for less than one-fourth its length (nearly even in one species), and nasal fossæ occupying at least basal half of maxilla.   Type, Petrochelidon murina Cassin (= Hirundo cinerea Gmelin?)   ...    Oρος, a mountain; χελιδων, a swallow." (Ridgway 1903).
Synon. Haplochelidon.

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Recommended citation
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).