Rufous Twistwing / Cnipodectes superrufus

Rufous Twistwing / Cnipodectes superrufus

Rufous Twistwing

SCI Name:  Cnipodectes superrufus
Protonym:  Cnipodectes superrufus Auk 124 762-772
Category:  Passeriformes / Tyrannidae /
Taxonomy Code:  ruftwi1
Type Locality:  
Publish Year:  2007
IUCN Status:  


(Tyrannidae; Ϯ Brownish Twistwing C. subbrunneus) Gr. κνιψ knips, κνιπος knipos  insect, woodworm; δηκτης dēktēs  biter  < δακνω daknō  to bite; "29. CNIPODECTES SUBBRUNNEUS.  Cyclorhynchus subbrunneus, Scl. P.Z.S. 1860, pp. 282, 295.  Myiochanes subbrunneus, Scl. Cat. p. 232.   ...   For this curious form, which will not go with either of the genera to which it has been hitherto referred, we propose the new generic term Cnipodectes*.  It is a larger and stronger form of Myiobius, and should be placed next to that genus.   ...   * κνιψ, culex, et δηκτης, mordicator." (P. Sclater & Salvin 1873); "Cnipodectes Sclater and Salvin, 1873, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, p. 281. Type, by monotypy, Cyclorhynchus subbrunneus Sclater." (Traylor in Peters, 1979, VIII, p. 95).

L. super above; rufus rufous.