Genus Eupherusa Gould

Somewhat allied to the genera Hemithylaca and Erythronota is the isolated form constituting my genus Eupherusa. The single species known is a native of Central America. Contrary to what occurs among the Erythronote, the sexes differ very considerably in their plumage—a fact of which I was not aware when my plate of the species was executed.

Male.Bill nearly straight and longer than the head; wings rather long; tail rounded; tarsi clothed; feet small; hind toe rather shorter than the middle toe.



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