THAPSINILLAS

(Pycnonotidae; Ϯ Seram Golden Bulbul T. affinis) Gr. θαψινος thapsinos  yellow; ιλλας illas, ιλλαδος illados  thrush; "THAPSINILLAS 2 gen. nov.  Chars. gen.—Similar to Trichophorus, but head not crested; throat feathers not lengthened; nuchal hairs short; nostrils linear, operculate; tarsus much shorter than culmen, and more than 5½ times contained in the length of wing; bill longer and relatively more slender, the culmen almost straight; rictal bristles much weaker.  ...  Type.—Criniger affinis HOMBRON and JACQUINOT.  The species of this genus, though heretofore included in Trichophorus, are really very different in structural details from the typical members of the latter, and indeed are much more closely allied to Phyllastrephus, Argaleocichla, and several other African groups.  From all the related genera with lengthened nostrils Thapsinillas may easily be distinguished, however, by its very short tarsus, this being considerably less than the exposed culmen.  The following species belong here: Thapsinillas affinis (Jacquinot and Pucheran).   Thapsinillas mystacalis (Wallace).   Thapsinillas longirostris (Wallace).   Thapsinillas platenae (W. Blasius).   Thapsinillas aurea (Walden).  ...  Θαψινος, flavus; ιλλας, turdus." (Oberholser 1905). Recent work indicates that this genus should be included in Hypsipetes.
Var. Thapsnillas.

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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 23 January 2019).