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PHIBALURA

(Cotingidae; Ϯ Swallow-tailed Cotinga P. flavirostris) Supposed Gr. φιβαλως phibalōs  slender (cf. φιβαλεως phibaleōs  gaunt person; φιβλα phibla  brooch); ουρα oura  tail (e.g. "φιβαλος, slender, ουρα, a tail" (Ashmolean 1836)); "PHIBALURE, Phibalura.  Bec très-court, épais, robuste, conico-convexe; mandibule supérieure un peu arquée, échancrée. — Queue grêle, très-longue, fourchue.   Esp. nouv. (D)   ...   (D) PHIBALURE A BEC JAUNE, Phibalura flavirostris." (Vieillot 1816); "Phibalura Vieillot, 1816, Analyse, p. 31. Type, by monotypy, Phibalura flavirostris Vieillot." (Snow in Peters 1979, VIII, 283).
Var. Phybalura, Amphibolura (Gr. αμφιβολος amphibolos  double-pointed  < αμφιβαλλω amphiballō  to hit on both sides).
Synon. Chelidis, Dicranura, Prochelidon, Psalidura, Psaliurus, Schizura.