PRIONOCHILUS

(Dicaeidae; Ϯ Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker P. percussus) Gr. πριων priōn, πριονος prionos  saw; χειλος kheilos  lip; “Genus PRIONOCHILUS*, n.g.  <Pardalotus, Temm.  Diff. Char. - Margins of the beak minutely serrated.  ...  Maxilla haud emarginata, sed tomia mandibulae utriusque per medietatem externam minutissime serrata. Nares oblongæ, membrana supra tectæ.  ...  Species: 1. P. percussus (Temm.), Pl. Col. 394. f. 2.   2. P. thoracicus (Temm.), Pl. Col. 600. f. 1, 2.   3. P. maculatus (Temm.), Pl. Col. 600. f. 3.   Obs. The nearest affinity of this group is Calyptomena, Raff., to which it approaches in the structure of the beak and feet much more nearly than to Pardalotus. The serrations of the tomia appear not to have been hitherto noticed.   *Πριων, a saw; χειλος, a lip.” (Strickland 1841); "Prionochilus Strickland, 1841, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 9, p. 29. Type, by subsequent designation, Pardalotus percussus Temminck and Laugier (G. R. Gray, 1841, List Gen. Birds, ed. 2, p. 46). Not preoccupied by Prionocheilus Chevrolat, 1837, Coleoptera." (Salomonsen in Peters 1967, XII, 171-172).
Var. Prionichilus.
Synon. Acmonorhynchus, Anaimos, Charitociris.
● (syn. Mergus Ϯ Brazilian Merganser M. octosetaceus) "Prionochilus brasiliensis, Bertoni (gen. nov.)  ...  Los bordes están armados, en toda la lonjitud, menos la uña, por una hilera de dientes fuertes, espesos, agudos, oblícuos hacia atrás, muy visibles exteriormente" (Bertoni 1901); "Prionochilus Bertoni, An. Cient. Paraguayos (1), no. 1, 1901, p. 8. Type, by monotypy, Prionochilus braziliensis [sic] Bertoni = Mergus octosetaceus Vieillot."(Peters 1931, 1, 186).

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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 January 2019).