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PHOENICIRCUS

(Cotingidae; Ϯ Guianan Red Cotinga P. carnifex) Gr. φοινιξ phoinix, φοινικος phoinikos  crimson, red; κερκος kerkos  tail; "Genus, PHŒNICIRCUS   ...   Bill as in Pipra. Wings very short, convex, the primary quills stiff, narrow, the three first equal, the fourth short and distorted. Tail broad, even, the feathers truncate. Feet syndactyle; the tarsus feathered on the inner side.  Types.— 1. P. carnifex. (Ampelis carnifex, LINN.)   2. P. nigricollis, Sw. (Amp. carnifex, SPIX.)  3. P. militaris (?), Sw. (Cotinga rouge, LE VAILL., pl. 25.)" (Swainson 1832); "Phoenicircus Swainson, 1832, in Swainson and Richardson, Fauna Bor.-Amer., 2 (1831), p. 491. Type, by subsequent designation (G. R. Gray, 1840, List Genera Birds, p. 33), Ampelis carnifex Linnaeus = Lanius carnifex Linnaeus." (Snow in Peters 1979, VIII, 281).
Var. Phoenicercus, Phaenicocercus, Phoenicocercus, Phaenicercus, Phaenicircus.
Synon. Carnifex.