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Chrysomus icterocephalus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Icteridae
Genus: Chrysomus
Swainson, 1837

Chrysomus is a genus of bird in the family Icteridae. Established by William John Swainson in 1837, it contains the following species:[1]

The name Chrysomus is a transliteration of the Greek word khrusōma, meaning "wrought gold" or "something made of gold".[2]


  1. ^ "ITIS Report: Chrysomus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 105. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.