Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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ELAENIA

(Tyrannidae; Ϯ Yellow-bellied Elaenia E. flavogaster) Gr. ελαινεος elaineos  of olive-oil, oleaginous  < ελαια elaia  olive; "Elænia n. g. 6)  Musc. pagana Licht.; brevirostris, -- modesta, -- aurifrons Pr. Max; -- Hylophilus cinerascens ejusd.  Numerosæ americanæ, transitum ad Tyrannides præbentes; Fringillis subsimiles  ...   6) Rostrum crassiusculum, breve, basi dilatatum, altitudine latius; carina dorsali subacuta, sutura recta. Membrana narium plumulis tecta. Vibrissæ tenues. Alæ mediocres vel sub-breves, rotundatæ, remigib. 3-5 reliqvis longioribus. Pedes mediocres, digitis brevibus, subliberis. Olivaceæ-cinerascentes; sæpe subtus, interdum vertice flavæ. - Eλαινιος, oleagineus" (Sundevall 1836).  
Var. Elaenea, Elainea, Elainia, Eloenia, Elania.

PSEUDELAENIA

(Tyrannidae; Ϯ Grey-and-white Tyrannulet P. leucospodia) Gr. ψευδος pseudos  false; genus Elaenia Sundevall, 1836, elainia; "Pseudelaenia, new genus   TYPE SPECIES: Elaenia leucospodia Taczanowski, 1877  ... ETYMOLOGY: From the Greek pseudo meaning false, alluding to the mistaken placement of this species in Elaenia" (Lanyon 1988).