AETHIA

(Alcidae; Ϯ Crested Auklet A. cristatella) Gr. αιθυια aithuia unidentified diving seabird mentioned by Aristotle, Hesychius, and other authors; "Rostrum ascendens; apicibus utriusque mandibulae, minime sursum flexae, sed ascendentis, altioribus oris angulis - Aethia Tetracula   ...  Crista revoluta; pennis cristae in basi erectis, inde rostrum versus valde incurvis - Aethia Cristatella.  ...  Alae brevissimae; initium caudae attigentes, nec ultra tendentes - Aethia Cristatella" (Merrem 1788 per Hartert 1916). In modern times associated with a variety of seabirds, including a shearwater, a cormorant, an auk, and a duck ("Ce nom est employé par quelques naturalistes pour désigne les plongeons, autrement appelés mergi et uriae" (Dumont de Sainte-Croix in Levrault 1816)).
Synon. Alcella, Ciceronia, Simorhynchus, Tyloramphus.

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Recommended citation
Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 11 December 2018).