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Orange-crested manakin (Heterocercus aurantiivertex)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pipridae
Genus: Heterocercus
P.L. Sclater, 1862

Heterocercus is a genus of bird in the Pipridae family. Established by Philip Lutley Sclater in 1862, it contains the following species:[1]

The name Heterocercus is a combination of the Greek words heteros, meaning "different" and kerkos, meaning "tail".[2]


  1. ^ "Heterocercus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 191. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.