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(Tyrannidae; Ϯ Greenish Elaenia M. viridicata placens) Gr. μυια muia, μυιας muias  fly; παγις pagis  trap, snare  < παγη pagē  trap; "MYIOPAGIS, gen. nov.  (Type Elainea placens, Scl.)  The form of the nostril of Elainea placens and its allies makes it necessary to separate this section of Elainea and place it under a distinct generic name; and though the outlines of the bill of Myiopagis are similar to those of E. pagana, we think that it is best placed near Leptopogon, which has somewhat similar nostrils, but a higher, more compressed bill" (Salvin & Godman 1888).
Synon. Elainopsis.