STELGIDOPTERYX

(Hirundinidae; Ϯ Northern Rough-winged Swallow S. serripennis) Gr. στελγις stelgis, στελγιδος stelgidos  strigil, scraper; πτερυξ pterux, πτερυγος pterugos  wing; "Each will form the type of a special division, of at least sub-generic value, with the following characters  ...  STELGIDOPTERYX, Baird. - Tarsi naked. Edge of outer primary with the fibrillae converted into a series of stiffened recurved hooks.  Above light sooty brown; the under parts brownish ash, fading behind into white.  S. serripennis.  ...  COTYLE SERRIPENNIS, Bonap.  Rough-winged Swallow.  ...  Tail slightly emarginate; first primary with the pennulae of the outer web much stiffened, with their free extremities recurved into a hook very appreciable to the touch" (Baird 1858); "Stelgidopteryx [subgenus] Baird, 1858, in Baird, Cassin and Lawrence, Rep. Expl. and Surv. R. R. Pacific, 9, p. xxxiv, 312. Type, by montypy, Hirundo serripennis Audubon." (Peters 1960, IX, 92).
Var. Stelgidopterus.

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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 15 December 2018).