Pycnopygius

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Pycnopygius
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Marbled honeyeater (Pycnopygius cinereus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Meliphagidae
Genus: Pycnopygius
Salvadori, 1880

Pycnopygius is a genus of bird in the Meliphagidae, or honeyeater, family. Established by Tommaso Salvadori in 1880, it contains the following species:[1]

The name Pycnopygius is a combination of the Greek words puknos, meaning "thick" or "dense" and -pugios, meaning "-rumped" (from pugẽ: "rump").[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ITIS Report: Pycnopygius". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 325. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.