(syn. Platalea Ϯ Roseate Spoonbill P. ajaja) Tupí names Ayayá or Ajajá for the Roseate Spoonbill (cf. specific name Platalea ajaja Linnaeus, 1758); "Genera et Species typicae.  ...  3. *Ajaia MRCGR. rosea (Ardea — Barr.) R.  Ic. Av. t. 145. ic. 425—426." (Reichenbach 1852); "Ajaia Reichenbach, Av. Syst. Nat., 1852 (1853), p. xvi. Type, by original designation Ajaia rosea Reichenbach = Platalea ajaja Linné." (Peters 1931, 1, 140).   Var. Ajaja, Agaia.

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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 15 December 2018).