AQUILA

(Accipitridae; Ϯ Golden Eagle A. chrysaetos) L. aquila  eagle  
?<  aquilus  dark-coloured; "Aquila. Genus 9.  ...  Genus Aquilinum ...  Digiti quatuor, membranis destituti; tres scilicet antici, posticus unus; omnes circiter usque ad exortum discreti: Crura ad calcaneum usque plumosa: Rostrum breve, primum rectum, dein aduncum; ad basin cute nuda tectum: Caput plumosum.  ...  **1. L'AIGLE  ...  AQUILA." (Brisson 1760): based on "Aquila" of many previous authors; "Aquila Brisson, Orn., 1, 1760, p. 28, 419. Type, by tautonymy, Aquila Brisson = Falco chrysaëtos Linné." (Peters 1931, 1, 253). The Golden Eagle was the emblem of the Roman legions, whose standards or eagles bore the likeness of an eagle with raised wings.   
Var. Aquilla.   
Synon. Aetos, Afraetus, Cassinaetus, Chrysaetus, Euaquila, Micraetus, Morphnaetos, Psammoaetus, Pteroaetus, Uroaetus.

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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).