Calyptophilus

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Calyptophilus
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Eastern chat-tanager (Calyptophilus frugivorus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Calyptophilidae
Genus: Calyptophilus
Cory, 1884

Calyptophilus is a genus of bird formerly placed in the family Thraupidae. The group was found to be distinct enough to be placed in its own family. Established by Charles Barney Cory in 1884, it contains the following species:[1]

These two species were formerly considered conspecific under C. frugivorus (with the common name of chat tanager).

The name Calyptophilus comes from the Greek words kaluptēs, meaning "hider" (derived from kaluptō, meaning "to cover") and philos, meaning "loving" (derived from phileō, meaning "to love").[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ITIS Report: Calyptophilus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 86. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.