ARDEOLA

(Ardeidae; Ϯ Squacco Heron A. ralloides) L. ardeola or ardiola  little heron  < dim. ardea  heron (cf. Late Gr. αρδεολη ardeolē  heron); "52. Familie. Reiher, Ardea.  ...   103. Gattung. Ardeola.5   266. ralloides.   ...  5 Kennzeichen der Gattung: die kurzen Füße" (Boie 1822); "Ardeola Boie, Isis, 1822, col. 559. Type, by monotypy, Ardea ralloides Scopoli." (Peters 1931, 1, 107).   
Synon. Buphus, Cancrophagus, Erythocnus.

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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 23 January 2019).