(Tityridae; Ϯ Western Black-tailed Tityra T. cayana) Tityrus, the name of a rustic shepherd in Virgil’s Eclogues. The ancients also gave the name Tityri to the satyrs and other raucous companions of Pan and Bacchus, and this meaning is more applicable to the noisy, aggressive behaviour of the Black-tailed Tityra; "BÉCARDE, Tityra.  Lanius, Linn. Gm. Lath.  Bec glabre à la base, robuste, épais, droit, un peu déprimé, convexe dessus et dessous; mandibule inférieure entaillée, aiguë et retroussée à la pointe. — Bouche ample, ciliée.   Esp. Bécarde, Buff." (Vieillot 1816); "Tityra Vieillot, 1816, Analyse, p. 39. Type, by monotypy, "Bécarde" Buffon = Lanius cayanus Linnaeus." (Snow in Peters 1979, VIII, 241).  
Var. Tetyra.
Synon. Erator, Exetastes, Pachyrhynchus, Psaris.

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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 21 April 2019).