Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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XENORNIS

(Thamnophilidae; Ϯ Spiny-faced Antshrike X. setifrons) Gr. ξενος xenos  stranger; ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "XENORNIS, new genus   GENERIC DIAGNOSIS.- A formicarian bird, possibly a member of the thamnophiline group but without close resemblance to any known species.  ... TYPE.- Xenornis setifrons, new species.  ... Of this bird we have but a single specimen, the relationships of which have long puzzled the members of our department of birds" (Chapman 1924).