ALAUDA

(Alaudidae; Ϯ Eurasian Skylark A. arvensis) L. alauda  lark; according to Pliny this was the Celtic name, meaning “great songstress,” for the Skylark < al  great; aud  song; "93. ALAUDA.  Rostrum cylindrico-subulatum, rectum, recta protensum: Mandibulis æqualibus, basi deorsum dehiscentibus.  Lingua bifida.  Unguis posticus rectior, digito longior." (Linnaeus 1758); "Alauda Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat., ed. 10, 1, p. 165. Type, by subsequent designation, Alauda arvensis Linnaeus (Selby, 1825, Ill. Brit. Orn., 1 (Land Birds), p. xxix)." (Peters 1960, IX, 65). Linnaeus's Alauda comprised nine species (A. arvensis, A. pratensis, A. arborea, A. campestris, A. trivialis, A. cristata, A. Spinoletta, A. alpestris, A. magna).
Var. AudalaAuladaAlanda.
Synon. Corydalis, Razocorys.

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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 18 January 2019).