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SCHIFFORNIS

(Tityridae; Ϯ Brown-winged Schiffornis S. turdina) Prof. Dr Moriz Schiff (1823-1896) German biologist, surgeon in the Baden revolution 1849, pioneer anatomist and endocrinologist, physiologist, Prof. of Comparative Anatomy Univ. of Bern 1854-1863, Prof. of Physiology Istituto di Studii Superiori, Florence 1863-1876, Prof. of Physiology Univ. of Geneva 1876-1896; Gr. ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird (see Massornis); "34. SCHIFFORNIS, Bp. --  74. major, Bp. -- 75. turdina, Wied. -- 76. minor, Schiff." (Bonaparte 1854). Formerly known as the Thrush-like Schiffornis or Thrush-like Manakin, the Brown-winged Schiffornis or Mourner is not particularly thrush-like, and has been variously allied to the manakins Pipridae, to the cotingas Cotingidae, or, more recently, to the tityras Tityridae.  
Var. Schifformis, Shiffornis.
Synon. Heteropelma, Massornis, Scotothorus.