PHAEOMYIAS

(Tyrannidae; Ϯ Mouse-coloured Tyrannulet P. murina incomta) Gr. φαιος phaios  dusky, brown; Mod. L. myias  flycatcher  < Gr. μυια muia, μυιας muias  fly; πιαζω piazō  to seize; "Phaeomyias* incomta Cab.  ... *Berlepsch having inspected the specimen of "Myiopatis incanescens" in the Museum Heineanum, has satisfied himself that it is = Ornithion cinerascens (Wied), olim O. imberbe Scl.  The other species enumerated by Cabanis & Heine, - viz. M. obsoleta and M. pusilla - also belong to the genus Ornithion Hartl., of which Myiopatis Cab. & Heine thus becomes a synonym. Therefore Myiopatis cannot be used for Ph. incomta and allies, for which Berlepsch proposes the new appellation Phaeomyias (φαιος = fuscus, μυιας = nomen propr.) with the species: 1. Ph. incomta (Cab. & Heine); 2. M. wagae (Tacz.); 3. M. tumbezana (Tacs.)" (von Berlepsch 1902); "Phaeomyias Berlepsch, 1902, Novit. Zool., 9, p. 41. Type, by subsequent designation (Chubb, 1921, Birds British Guiana, 2, p. 177), "P. incompta" [= Elainea incomta] Cabanis and Heine." (Traylor in Peters 1979, VIII, 16) (see Nesotriccus).
Var. Chaeomyias.

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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 17 December 2018).