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NEPHELOMYIAS

(Tyrannidae; Ϯ Ochraceous-breasted Flycatcher N. ochraceiventris) Gr. νεφελη nephelē  cloud; Mod. L. myias  flycatcher  < Gr. μυια muia, μυιας muias  fly; πιαζω piazō  to seize; "Nephelomyias, gen. nov. Ohlson, Fjeldså & Ericson.  Type species: Mitrephorus ochraceiventris Cabanis, 1873.  ... Etymology: The genus name Nephelomyias (from Gr. Nephéle = cloud, mod. L. myias = a flycatcher) highlights the restricted Andean cloud forest canopy habitat of all three species. The name is masculine in gender" (Ohlson et al. 2009).