Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology
(Cotingidae; Ϯ Grey-tailed Piha S. subalaris) Dr David William Snow (1924-2009) English ornithologist, ecologist; Gr. ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos bird; "Snowornis gen. nov. Type species. Lipaugus subalaris Sclater. 1861. ... Etymology. The genus Snowornis is named in honour of Dr David W. Snow for his many contributions to our understanding of the ecology, behaviour, and systematics of the cotingas and manakins, and for his original insights into the role of frugivory in the evolution of polygyny and lek behaviour" (Prum 2001).