Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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latispatula

L. latus broad; spatula spatula < dim. spathe spatula.

SPATULA

(Anatidae; Ϯ Northern Shoveler S. clypeata) L. spatula  spoon  < dim. spatha  spatula  < Gr. σπαθη spathē  spatula; "The Shoveler. Anas clypeata Germanis  ... its Bill is three Inches long, coal black, much broader towards the Tip than at the Base, excavated like a Buckler, of a round Circumference" (Albin 1731); "[Anas] clypeata.  16. A[nas]. rostri extremo dilatato rotundato, ungue incurvo" (Linnaeus 1758); "152. Gattung.  Spatula.   388. clypeata" (Boie 1822).  Var. Spathulea.

spatulata / spatulatus

Mod. L. spatulatus  spatulate, spoon-shaped  < L. spatula  spoon  < dim. spatha  spatula  < Gr. σπαθη spathē  spatula.