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CHIROXIPHIA

(Pipridae; Ϯ Blue Manakin C. caudata) Gr. χειρ kheir, χειρος kheiros  hand; ξιφος xiphos  sword (cf. dim. ξιφιδιον xiphidion  dagger; the ξιφιον xiphion of Cabanis 1847 is, in fact, the corn-flag or gladiolus); "Gen. Chiroxiphia  n. gen. (χειρ, Hand; ξιφιον, gerader Degen.)  Hauptunterschiede von Pipra sind: Zugespitzte, stark verengte Handschwingen, stärker entwickelte Armschwingen und verlängerte zugespitzte mittlere Schwanzfedern.  Hierher gehören:  1. Ch. caudataPipra caudata Gm. Lath.    2. Ch. ignicapillaPipra ignicapilla Wagl.    3. Ch. pareolaPipra pareola Lin.    4. Ch. militarisPipra militaris Shaw.    5. Ch. oxyuraPipra oxyura v. Olf. " (Cabanis 1847); "Chiroxiphia Cabanis, 1847, Archiv f. Naturg., 13 (1), p. 235. Type, by subsequent designation (G. R. Gray, 1855, Cat. Genera Subgenera Birds, p. 55), Pipra caudata Shaw and Nodder." (Snow in Peters 1979, VIII, 267).
Var. Cheiroxiphia, Chiroxyphia, Chiroxiphya.
Synon. Cercophaena, Chiroprion.