Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology
(Tyrannidae; Ϯ Euler's Flycatcher L. euleri) Gr. λαθραιος lathraios or (later form) λαθριος lathrios secret; τρικκος trikkos unknown small bird. In ornithology triccus signifies tyrant flycatcher; "Lathrotriccus, new genus Type species. - Empidochanes Euleri Cabanis (1968 [sic]: 195). ... Etymology. - From a combination of two Greek words, lathrios, meaning secret or hidden (alluding in this instance not to the bird's habits but to its obscurity within the genus Empidonax), and triccus, meaning small bird" (W. Lanyon & S. Lanyon 1986).