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(Meliphagidae; Ϯ Eastern Spinebill A. tenuirostris) Gr. ακανθα akantha  spine  < ακη akē  point; ῥυγχος rhunkhos  bill; "[plate 27] 1. Canthorhynchus superciliosus.  2. ------- tenuirostris.  3. ------- dubius." (Gould 1837); "ACANTHORHYNCHUS. (Gen. char.)  Rostrum elongatum gracile et acutum; ad latera compressum; tomiis incurvatis; culmine acuto et elevato.  Nares basales elongatæ et operculo tectæ.  Lingua ut in Gen. Meliphaga.  ...  Typus, Certhia tenuirostris, auct." (Gould 1837); "Acanthorhynchus Gould, 1837 (April), Synops. Birds Australia, pt. 2, pl. 27; also 1837 (Nov.), Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 5 (1837), p. 24. Type, by original designation (in the latter publication), Certhia tenuirostris Latham." (Salomonsen in Peters 1967, XII, 437).
Var. CanthorhynchusAcanthorynchus.
Synon. Leptoglossus.