Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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CALYPTURA

(Tyrannidae; Ϯ Kinglet Calyptura C. cristata) Gr. καλυπτω kaluptō  to cover; ουρα oura  tail; "Sub-genus, CALYPTURA Ϯ  (Generis Pipræ.)  ... Bill as in Pardalotus. Wings rounded, the first and second quills slightly graduated. Tail very short, divaricated, almost concealed. Tarsi long, very slender. Feet syndactyle.  Type.- Pardalotus cristatus, VIEILL.  ... Ϯ Th. καλυπτω velo, et ουρα cauda" (Swainson 1831). Treated as a manakin Pipridae by Swainson, but for long considered to be a cotinga Cotingidae, the recently rediscovered Kinglet Calyptura is now thought to be allied to Platyrinchus and Neopipo.
Var. Calypturus.