Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology
(Rhinocryptidae; Ϯ White-breasted Tapaculo E. indigoticus) Gr. ἑλος helos, ἑλεος heleos marsh; genus Scytalopus Gould, 1837, tapaculo; "Eleoscytalopus gen. nov. ... Etymology. Eleos, from the Greek heleos, meaning swamp, refers to swampy forests, the preferred habitat of E. indigoticus and E. psychopompus; Scytalopus refers to the genus in which these two species were long included. Gender masculine" (Maurício et al. 2008).