Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology
(Pipridae; Ϯ Green Manakin C. holochlora) Gr. κρυπτος kruptos hidden, obscure; Mod. L. pipo manakin < Gr. πιπων pipōn small unidentified bird, formerly falsely linked with πιπω pipō spotted woodpecker; "Cryptopipo ... Type species: Chloropipo holochlora P. L. Sclater, 1888 ... Etymology: The genus name Cryptopipo (from Gr. κρυπτος, hidden or concealed and Mod. L. pipo, a manakin), alludes both to the extremely inconspicuous appearance and behavior of the Green Manakin and to the fact that its true relationships until now have been obscured due to the lack of molecular data. The name is of feminine gender" (Ohlson et al. 2013, per Laurent Raty).