(syn. Electron Ϯ Broad-billed Motmot E. platyrhynchum) Gr. πριων priōn, πριονος prionos  saw; ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "PRIONORNIS *.  ...  * A name suggested by Mr. Sclater in place of his Prionirhynchus, which is preoccupied [Crustacea: Jacquinot and Lucas, Voy. au Pôle Sud, Zool. iii. Crust. p. 8 (1853)]" (Salvin & Godman 1895).

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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 22 January 2019).