(Phaenicophilidae; Ϯ Black-crowned Palm Tanager P. palmarum) Gr. φοινιξ phoinix, φοινικος phoinikos  palm-tree; φιλος philos  lover; "The similarity of the specific names, however, induced some authors to unite the "Turdus palmarum" of Linnaeus with the Dulus palmarum of Vieillot, and the mistake was the more readily adopted, as both these birds are found in St. Domingo. A moment's glance, however, at the two birds (see their figures in Buff. Pl. Enl. 156, f. 2, and 539, f. 1.), will serve to show their completely generic distinctness.  ... The "Turdus palmarum," Linn., though nearly allied to Arremon, differs in having a longer beak, and will therefore no doubt be regarded by modern systematists as generically distinct. I therefore propose for it the name of Phænicophilus, and the type will stand thus: -- Phænicophilus palmarum (Linn.), Buff. Pl. Enl. Arremon palmarum, Gray. Dulus palmarum, Bon. (nec Viell.)  A second species, lately indicated by the Prince of Canino, is Phænicophilus poliocephalus (Bon.)" (Strickland 1851).
Var. Phoenicophilus.

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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 on 15 December 2018).