The Key to Scientific Names

Edited by James A. Jobling
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Taenidiura

(Thamnophilidae; syn. Drymophila Scaled Antbird D. squamata) Gr. ταινιδιον tainidion  small ribbon  < dim. ταινια tainia  band; ουρα oura  tail.  Reichenbach's 1850, plate LII, labelled Turdinae: Myiotherinae, shows the banded under-tail of this group of antbirds; "Taenidiura Reichenbach, 1850, Avium Systema Naturale, pl. LII (no specific names given).  Type, by subsequent designation (G. Gray, 1855, Cat. Genera Subgenera Birds Brit. Mus., p. 42), Myiothera squamata Lichtenstein, 1823." (JAJ 2021).


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