Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology
(Tyrannidae; Ϯ Brownish Twistwing C. subbrunneus) Gr. κνιψ knips, κνιπος knipos insect, woodworm; δηκτης dēktēs biter < δακνω daknō to bite; "29. CNIPODECTES SUBBRUNNEUS. Cyclorhynchus subbrunneus, Scl. P.Z.S. 1860, pp. 282, 295. Myiochanes subbrunneus, Scl. Cat. p. 232. ... For this curious form, which will not go with either of the genera to which it has been hitherto referred, we propose the new generic term Cnipodectes*. It is a larger and stronger form of Myiobius, and should be placed next to that genus. ... * κνιψ, culex, et δηκτης, mordicator" (P. Sclater & Salvin 1873).