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MASIUS

(Pipridae; Ϯ Golden-winged Manakin M. chrysopterus) Luigi Masi (1814-?1872) Italian republican, secretary to Prince Bonaparte and tutor to his children; "*337. Masius, Bp. 1850. (Pipra, p. Gr.)  Alae concavae, rotundatae; remigibus angustis, prima brevi, tertia omnium longissima: cauda elongata, rotundata: corpus gracile: rostrum minimum: digili [sic] externi conjuncti.   America mer. 1.    PIPRA chrysoptera, Lafr. Mag. Zool. 1843. Ois. t. 44. Gr. et Mitch. Gen. t. 67. 1. ex Columbia.  ...  Genus dicatum Aloysio Masio meo, Italicissimo, exuli etiam cariori, amplitudine ingenii, animi virtute, lacertorum vigore aeque praeclaro! . . .  Utinam multos tales filios Italia et vel Gallia progenuerint!" (Bonaparte 1850); "Masius Bonaparte, 1850, Consp. Gen. Avium, 1, p. 175. Type, by monotypy, Pipra chrysoptera Lafresnaye." (Snow in Peters 1979, VIII, 266).
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Thaumasius

(syn. Leucippus Ϯ Spot-throated Hummingbird L. taczanowskii) Gr. θαυμασιος thaumasios  marvellous, wonderful  < θαυμα thauma, θαυματος thaumatos  wonder, marvel; "Mr. Sclater stated that, after careful examination and consultation with Mr. Gould and Mr. Salvin, he had come to the conclusion that this bird must be referred to a new species, which he proposed to characterize as follows:—  THAUMASIUS1 TACZANOWSKII, sp. nov.   ...   1 Hoc nomen ex θαυμασιος, admiratione dignus, derivatum, "Thaumasius," nec "Thaumatias" melius scribatur." (P. Sclater 1879); "Thaumasius Sclater, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1879, p. 146. Type, by monotypy, Thaumasius taczanowskii Sclater." (Peters 1945, V, 60).