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PHILENTOMA

(Vangidae; Ϯ Rufous-winged Philentoma P. pyrhoptera) Gr. φιλος philos  loving  < φιλεω phileō  to love; εντομα entoma  insects. "PHILENTOMA, n.g.  Rostrum capite æquale ad apicem incisum latum depressum lateribus tumidis, ad basin setis longis armatis nares ovales.  Tarsi mediocres digiti externi vix longiores quam interni posteriores medios æquantes, ungues compressi, posteriores longissimi, scuta tarsi indivisa.  Alæ rotundatæ prima penna remigum spuria, secunda breviore tertia, tertia duabus proximis inter se æqualibus.  Cauda mediocris rotundata tectricibus superioribus mollibus et longis.  The above genus has the bill of nearly the same form as in Muscipeta, but the long and soft feathers at the base of the tail at once distinguish it from that genus.   Philentoma castaneum." (Eyton 1845).
Synon. Drymophila.