Calyptomena

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Calyptomena
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Green broadbill, (Calyptomena viridis)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Eurylaimidae
Genus: Calyptomena
Raffles, 1822[1]

Calyptomena is a genus of birds in the family Eurylaimidae.[2] The name is a combination of two Greek words: kaluptos meaning "covered", and mēnē, meaning "moon".[3] Established by Thomas Stamford Raffles in 1822, the genus contains three species of broadbills:[2]

All three species are primarily green, and all are found in Borneo. The larger two species, Hose's and Whitehead's, are endemic to the island,[4] while the smaller green broadbill is also found in Sumatra and on the Malay peninsula.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raffles, T.S. (1822). "Descriptive Catalogue of a Zoological Collection made in Sumatra". Transactions of the Linnean Society of London. 13: 295. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b "ITIS Report: Calyptomena". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  3. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 86. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.
  4. ^ Myers, Susan (2016). Birds of Borneo (2nd ed.). London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 202. ISBN 978-1-4729-2444-5.
  5. ^ "Calyptomena viridis". International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 9 July 2017.