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PHYTOTOMA

(Cotingidae; Ϯ Chilean Plantcutter P. rara) Gr. φυτον phuton  plant  < φυω phuō  to grow; τομος tomos  cutting  < τεμνω temnō  to cut; "8. La Rara, Phytotoma Rara gen. nov. (2*)   ...   (2*) Phytotoma.  Rostrum conicum, rectum, serratum.  Nares ovatæ.  Lingua brevis, obtusa" (Molina 1782); "Phytotoma Molina, 1782, Saggio Stot. Nat. Chili, pp. 254, 345. Type, by monotypy, Phytotoma rara Molina." (Traylor in Peters 1979, VIII, 309). The distinctive plantcutters were formerly treated in a monogeneric family, the Phytotomidae, but are now considered allied to Zaratornis, Doliornis and Ampelion.
Var. Phytotome, Phitotoma, Ptytotoma.