Machaeropterus

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Machaeropterus
Machaeropterus deliciosus -NW Ecuador-6.jpg
Club-winged manakin (Machaeropterus deliciosus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pipridae
Genus: Machaeropterus
Bonaparte, 1854
Type species
Pipra regulus
Hahn, 1819

Machaeropterus is a genus of passerine birds in the manakin family Pipridae. They are found in the tropical forests of South America.

Taxonomy[edit]

The genus Machaeropterus was introduced by the French naturalist Charles Lucien Bonaparte in 1854.[1] The type species was subsequently designated as the kinglet manakin.[2] The name Machaeropterus combines the Ancient Greek words μαχαιρα makhaira "knife" or "dagger" and -πτερος -pteros "-winged".[3]

The genus contains the five species:[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bonaparte, Charles Lucien (1854). "Conspectus Volucrum Anisodactylorum". L'Ateneo italiano. Raccolta di Documenti e Memorie relative al progresso delle Scienze fisiche. 2 (11): 311-321 [316]. 
  2. ^ Dickinson, E.C.; Christidis, L., eds. (2014). The Howard & Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 2: Passerines (4th ed.). Eastbourne, UK: Aves Press. p. 9. ISBN 978-0-9568611-2-2. 
  3. ^ Jobling, J.A. (2018). del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J.; Christie, D.A.; de Juana, E., eds. "Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology". Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions. Retrieved 27 June 2018. 
  4. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2018). "Cotingas, manakins, tityras, becards". World Bird List Version 8.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 27 June 2018.