Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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HETEROCERCUS

(Pipridae; Ϯ Flame-crested Manakin H. linteatus) Gr. ἑτερος heteros   different; κερκος kerkos  tail; "Genus HETEROCERCUS.   1494. HETEROCERCUS LINTEATUS.  Elænia linteata, Strickl. Contr. Orn. 1850, p. 121. pl. 63. Heterocercus linteatus, Hartl. in Mus. Brem." (P. Sclater 1862); "both sexes possess the graduated tail with the outermost rectrices shortest and narrowest (being about half the length and width of the central tail feathers). Furthermore, the feather rachises of the rectrices are curiously unstiffened" (Kirwan & Green 2011).

heterocercus

Gr. ἑτερος heteros different; κερκος kerkos tail.