PSOPHIA

(Psophiidae; Ϯ Grey-winged Trumpeter P. crepitans) Gr. ψοφος psophos  noise, any inarticulate sound; "makes a strong noise with its mouth, which it answers by a different noise from its belly, as if it came from the anus" (Pennant 1773); "84. PSOPHIA.  Rostrum cylindrico-conicum, convexum, acutiusculum, mandibula superiore longiore.  Nares ovatæ patulaæ.   [Psophia] crepitans.  ...  Habitat in America meridionali. Rostro mussitans respondet per anum." (Linnaeus 1758); "Psophia Linné, Syst. Nat., ed. 10, 1, 1758, p. 154. Type, by monotypy, Psophia crepitans Linné." (Peters 1934, II, 155). Linnaeus's Psophia comprised only one species.
Var. Psophea, Psopha, Psofia, Phosphia.

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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 12 December 2018).