ACROCEPHALUS

(Acrocephalidae; Ϯ Great Reed Warbler A. arundinaceus) Gr. ακρος akros  point, crest  < ακη akē  point; -κεφαλος -kephalos  -headed  < κεφαλη  kephalē  head. Diagnosis not yet seen (J. A. and F. Naumann 1811, Naturgeschichte der Land- und Wasser-Vögel des nördlichen Deutschlands und angränzender Länder. Nachtrag 3. p. 199); "ACROCEPHALUS, Spitzkopf, unter diesem Namen trennt Naumann im 3ten Nachtr. zu seiner Naturgeschichte der Land- und Wasservögel die im Rohr oder zwischen Weidengesträuchen lebenden Vögel von den übrigen Sylvien" (Merrem 1818);  “Acrocephalus, from ακρος = top, and κεφαλη = head. Perhaps Naumann thought ακρος = acutus, as Agassiz (Nomen. Zool.) did; but this is an error.” (BOU 1915); "Acrocephalus J. A. and J. F. Naumann, 1811, Naturgeschichte Land-Wasser-Vögel Nördlichen Deutschlands, Nachtrag, p. 199. Type, by subsequent designation (G. R. Gray, 1840, List Gen. Birds, p. 21), Acrocephalus arundinaceus (Linnaeus) = Turdus arundinaceus Linnaeus." (Watson in Peters 1986, XI, 56); "For the information of ornithologists anxious to distinguish themselves by discovering forgotten names, I may state that there are no Latin names of birds given in this rare work of Naumann's, except in the genus Acrocephalus, beyond an occasional quotation of Linnæus" (Seebohm 1880).   
Var. Acrulocephalus, Aegocephalus ("Aegocephalus turdoides" in a list of birds and mammals observed (Vierthaler 1852)).   
Synon. Amnicola, Anteliocichla, Arundinaceus, Bebrornis, Calamocichla, Calamodus, Calamodyta, Calamoecetor, Calamoherpe, Calamornis, Caricicola, Conopoderas, Eparnates, Hemiellisia, Herbicola, Hybristes, Hydrocopsichus, Hypolais, Junco, Kelea, Lusciniola, Muscipeta, Notiocichla, Palaeolais, Phragmites, Psaltria, Ripaecola, Salicaria, Schoenia, Sollicitus, Tatare, Titiza, Verbosus.

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 16 January 2019).