(Monarchidae; Ϯ Indian Paradise-flycatcher T. paradisi) Gr. τερψι terpsi  delighting in  < τερπω terpō  to delight; φωνη phōnē  voice; "Muscipeta, Cuv. - Terpsiphöne, f.   Muscipeta zu ähnlich und ganz gleich bedeutend mit Muscicapa. - Terpsiphöne (necando gaudens) - nicht Terpsiphōne (voce laeta), von ihrem schnellen, muntern Jagem nach Insekten und ihrem fröhlichen Wesen" (Gloger 1827); "Terpsiphone Gloger, 1827, in Froriep, Notizen, 16, col. 278. New name for Muscipeta Cuvier, 1817, preoccupied by Muscipeta Koch, 1816 = Acrocephalus Naumann, 1811." (G. Watson in Peters 1986, XI, 478-479); this replacement name must have been given in expectation rather than fulfilment, most paradise-flycatchers having harsh calls.
Var. Trepsiphone, Terpsichore (Gr. myth. Terpsichore, the Muse of the dance; τερψιχορος terpsikhoros  delighting in the dance).
Synon. Callaeops, Monedula, Muscipeta, Neoxeocephus, Tchitrea, Xeocephus.

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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 20 January 2019).