(syn. Phaethornis Ϯ Little Hermit P. longuemareus) Gr. πυγμαιος pugmaios  pygmy, of the size of a fist  < πυγμη pugmē  fist; ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "9. PYGMORNIS, Bp.  -  27. intermedius, Less. 1832.  -  28. rufigaster, Vieill. 1807.  -  29. davidianus, Less. 1832.  -  30. griseigularis, Gould, 1851" (Bonaparte 1854).   Var. Pygornis.

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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 23 January 2019).