(syn. Buteogallus Ϯ White-necked Hawk B. lacernulatus) Dr Dean Amadon (1912-2003) US ornithologist; L. astur, asturis  hawk  < Gr. αστεριας asterias  hawk  < αστηρ astēr, αστερος asteros  star; "Amadonastur gen. nov.  Type species: Falco lacernulatus Temminck, 1827.  ... Etymology: We name this genus after Dean Amadon for his classic work on accipitrid systematics, which anticipated many of the relationships inferred in our study. From the Latin astur, meaning a hawk. Gender masculine" (Raposo do Amaral et al. 2009).

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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 on 11 December 2018).