OXYPOGON

(Trochilidae; Ϯ Green-bearded Helmetcrest O. guerinii) Gr. οξυς oxus  sharp, pointed; πωγων pōgōn, πωγωνος pōgōnos  beard; "Genus OXYPOGON.   Gen. char.— Rostrum capite brevius, debile et rectum.  Genæ supra subtusque rostrum plumis elongatis ornatæ; illis supra erectis, his subtus pendentibus.  Alæ paululo longæ.  Cauda ampla et occlusa, furcata.  Pedes ampli et validi.  Tarsi nudi.  Hallux cum ungue longior digito, cum ungue intermedio.   ...  Types, Trochilus Guerinii and T. Lindenii." (Gould 1848); "Oxypogon Gould, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, pt. 16, 1848, p. 14. Type, by subsequent designation, Ornismya guerinii Boissoneau. (G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 22.)" (Peters 1945, V, 122).

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 18 December 2018).