TROGON

(Trogonidae; Ϯ White-tailed Trogon T. viridis) Gr. τρωγων trōgōn  fruit-eating, gnawing  < τρωγω trōgō  to gnaw; “The reason for the name Trogon seems to be because Pliny has such a name after the Picus.” (Pennant 1773); "Trogon. Genus 51.  ...   Le genre du Couroucou (1).   ...   (1) Couroucou, nom formé de Curucui, qui est celui que les Brasiliens donnent à la quatrième espece de ce genre.   ...  Genus Trogonis (1).   ...   (1) Trogon, nomen quartæ hujus generis speciei a Moehringio inditum" (Brisson 1760): based on "Curucui" of Marcgrave 1648, "Tzinitzcan" of Hernandez 1651, and "Trogon" of Moehring 1752; "Trogon Brisson, Orn., 1, 1760, p. 42; 4, p. 164. Type, by subsequent designation, Trogon viridis Linné = Trogon strigilatus Linné (Stone, Auk, 24, 1907, p. 192)." (Peters 1945, V, 150); "TROGON Brisson, 1760  M—"Trogon" Brisson; type by tautonymy = Trogon viridis Linnaeus, 1766" (Dickinson & Remsen (eds.) 2013, 280).
Var. Tragon, Troghon, Trongon.
Synon. Aganus, Chrysotrogon, Curucujus, Eutroctes, Hapalophorus, Harpaleus, Microtrogon, Pothinus, Troctes, Trogonurus.

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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).