(Passerellidae; Ϯ Saltmarsh Sparrow A. caudacuta) Gr. αμμος ammos  sand; σπιζα spiza  finch  < σπιζω spizō  to chirp; "Since the term Ammodramus Swainson [1827, Philosophical Magazine, new series, 1, 435] belongs to Coturniculus, as already shown, another name is required for the group to which the former has been applied, and as there is none such available, it may be called Ammospiza ... with Oriolus caudacutus Gmelin as the type" (Oberholser 1905) (see Ammodramus).

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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 19 December 2018).