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PHELPSIA

(Tyrannidae; Ϯ White-bearded Flycatcher P. inornata) William Henry Phelps, Sr. (1875-1965) US/Venezuelan entrepreneur, ornithologist, his son William “Billy” Henry Phelps, Jr. (1902-1988) entrepreneur, ornithologist, and “Billy’s” Australian wife, Kathleen Phoebe Phelps née Deery (1908-2001); "PHELPSIA, NEW GENUS.  TYPE SPECIES: Myiozetetes inornatus Lawrence 1869  ... ETYMOLOGY: It is appropriate that this unique Venezuelan endemic be named for the Phelps family (the late William H., the father; Billy, the son; and Billy's wife, Kathy) in recognition of their monumental contribution to our understanding of the ornithology of Venezuela, a tribute long overdue" (W. Lanyon 1984).