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Rhynchocyclus olivaceus.jpg
Olivaceous flatbill
(R. olivaceus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Rhynchocyclus
Cabanis & Heine, 1859

4, see text


Cyclorhynchus Sundevall, 1836
(non Kaup, 1829: preoccupied)

Rhynchocyclus is a genus of tyrant flycatchers. Established by Jean Cabanis in 1836, it contains four species:[1]

The name Rhynchocyclus is a combination of the Greek words rhunkhos, meaning "bill" and kuklos, meaning "circle" or "shield".[2]


  1. ^ "ITIS Report: Rhynchocyclus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 335. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.