(Trogonidae; Ϯ Cuban Trogon P. temnurus) Gr. πριων priōn, πριονος prionos  saw; τελος telos  fulfilment, celebration (cf. τεληεις telēeis  perfect); "Unmistakable; readily identified by deeply excised tips to tail-feathers with outer edges curving outwards." (Forshaw & Gilbert 2009); "PRIOTELUS, n.  Temnurusa, Swains.   P. temnurus, (Temm.) n., Pl. col. 326.   T. albicollis, Sw.   ...   aPreviously used in Ornithology." (G. Gray 1840); "Priotelus G. R. Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 10. New name for Temnurus Swainson, 1837, not of Lesson, 1831. Type, by monotypy, T. albicollis Pl. col. 326 = Trogon temnurus Temminck." (Peters 1945, V, 150).
Var. Prionotelus.
Synon. Temnurus.

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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 16 December 2018).