The Key to Scientific Names

Edited by James A. Jobling
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Epicypselus

(Apodidae; syn. Apus Horus Swift A. horus) Gr. επι epi  towards, besides; genus Cypselus Illiger, 1811, swift; "3.   ...   Tail slightly forked, for about ·5 to ·8 inch:  Epicypselus gen. nov., type C. horus Heugl." (A. Roberts 1922); "Epicypselus A. Roberts, 1922, Annals Transvaal Mus., VIII (4), p. 217.  Type, by original designation, Cypselus horus von Heuglin, 1869." (JAJ 2020) (see Tachymarptis).


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