(synSylvia Ϯ Chestnut-vented Warbler S. subcoerulea) Genus Parus Linnaeus, 1758, tit; Gr. σωμα sōma, σωματος sōmatos  body; "Sub-genus, PARISOMA.  (Generis Pari.)  Bill short, the base wide, the sides much compressed, culmen arched from the base, the tip notched.  Nostrils large, nearly naked.  Rictus bristled.  Wings short, rounded.  Tail graduated.  Tarsi lengthened.  Lateral toes equal; hinder toe strong, shorter than the middle toe.  Type.—Le Grignet, LE VAILL., Ois. d'Afr., iii, pl. 126, f. 1." (Swainson 1832); "Parisoma Swainson, 1832, in Swainson and Richardson, Fauna Boreali-Americana, 2 (1831), p. 490. Type, by original designation, "Le Grignet" Levaillant = Sylvia subcaerulea Vieillot." (Traylor in Peters 1986, XI, 267).   Var. Parosoma (see Psarisoma).

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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).