(syn. Synthliboramphus Ϯ Japanese Murrelet S. wumisuzume) Gr. ῥαμφος rhamphos  bill; συνθλιψις sunthlipsis  compression  < συνθλιβω sunthlibō  to press together (cf. portmanteau of genus Synthliboramphus J. Brandt, 1837); "(Subgenus RHAMPHOSYNTHLIPSIS.)  S. (R.) umizusume.  (Japanese name, of uncertain orthography and pronunciation, also written wumizusume, wurmizusume, etc.  Fig. 735.)  JAPANESE MURRELET.  TEMMINCK'S MURRELET.  Bill more elongate and acute than in the type of genus, less compressed, not so deep for its length." (Coues 1903); "Rhamphosynthlipsis Coues, Key N. Am. Bds., ed. 5, 2, p. 1075. Type, by monotypy, Uria wumizusumé Temminck." (Peters 1934, II, 356).

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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 18 January 2019).