Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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TELEDROMAS

(Rhinocryptidae; Ϯ Sandy Gallito T. fuscus) Gr. τελεος teleos  accomplished, perfect (cf. τηλε tēle  far off, at a distance); δρομας dromas  running  < τρεχω trekhō  to run (cf. -δρομος -dromos  -runner); "Teledromas, gen. nov.  Characters. - Similar to Rhinocrypta Gray but head not crested; bill relatively stronger and heavier; under tail-coverts equal to less than half the length of tail; hind toe with claw longer than second toe with claw.  Type.- Rhinocrypta fusca Sclater and Salvin  ... Though the two species that have been included in the genus Rhinocrypta are related, and have similar habits and habitat, they differ so trenchantly in structural characters that their separation is well warranted" (Wetmore & J. Peters 1922).