(Paridae; Ϯ Marsh Tit P. palustris) Gr. ποικιλος poikilos  colourful (cf. ποικιλις poikilis, ποικιλιδος poikilidos  unknown small bird, fancifully said to eat lark eggs, perhaps a type of finch); "4. Parus ater, palustris.   ...   4. Dohlenmeise. Poecile**). (Parus ater et palustris).   E[ntwickelung]. Wie bei Parus und Cyanistes.   Ch[arakter]. Kleine Meisen mit glattem schwarzem Kopfe, kurzem Schwanz und aschgraulichem Gefieder.   L[ebensart]. Hierin ähneln sie den übrigen Meisen.   ...   **) ποικιλος, bunt." (Kaup 1829); "POECILE Kaup, 1829  M — Parus palustris Linnaeus, 1758; type by subsequent designation (G. R. Gray, 1842, Appendix to a list of the Genera of Birds, p. 8)." (Dickinson & Christidis (eds.) 2014, 428).
Var. Paecila, Poecila, Poecilia, Poekilis, Peocile.
Synon. Penthestes, Phaeopharus, Poeciloides.

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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 www.hbw.com on 19 May 2019).