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Apaloderma vittatum1.jpg
Bar-tailed trogon
Apaloderma vittatum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Trogoniformes
Family: Trogonidae
Genus: Apaloderma
Swainson, 1833

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Apaloderma is a genus of birds in the family Trogonidae.[1]

The name is a compound word composed of two Greek words: hapalos, meaning "delicate"and derma, meaning "skin".[2] Established by William John Swainson in 1833, the genus contains the following species:[1]


  1. ^ a b "ITIS Report: Apaloderma". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 50. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.