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TODIROSTRUM

(Tyrannidae; Ϯ Common Tody Flycatcher T. cinereum) Genus Todus Brisson 1760, tody; L. rostrum  beak; “The long spatulate bill, somewhat resembling that of the genus Todus, has been the occasion of the generic name of this group" (P. Sclater 1888); "CXLII.e Genre. GOBE-MOUCHE; Muscicapa, L. et Auct.   ...   1.er Sous-genre. TODIROSTRE; Todirostrum.   Bec alongé, déprimé, aplati, linguiforme; tarses minces, grêles; ailes très-courtes, brèves.    1.º Todus cinereus, Desm., pl. 2. De la Trinité, du Brésil.    2.º Todus maculatus, Desm., pl. 4. De Cayenne." (Lesson 1831); "Todirostrum Lesson, 1831, Traité Ornith., p. 384. Type, by subsequent designation (G. R. Gray, 1840, List. Genera Birds, p. 31), "T. cinerum" Linnaeus = Todus cinereus Linnaeus." (Traylor in Peters 1979, VIII, 87).
Var. TodrirostrumTodirostris (L. -rostris  -billed).
Synon. Triccus.