ARTEMISIOSPIZA

(Passerellidae; Ϯ Bell's Sparrow A. belli) Botanical genus Artemisia sagebrush  < Gr. myth Artemis or Diana, the moon goddess skilled in the use of hallucinogenic plants; Gr. σπιζα spiza  finch  < σπιζω spizō  to chirp; "The type species of Amphispiza is Emberiza bilineata Cassin; therefore, a new generic name must be provided for belli and its close relatives. Klicka and Spellman (2007) suggested that Artemisospiza [sic] would be an appropriate name for belli, commonly called the Sage Sparrow, but did not propose it formally, as it did not meet the requirements of Article 13 of the ICZN (1999) Code. We now modify that suggestion and propose the following: Artemisiospiza, new genus   Type species. Emberiza belli Cassin.   ... The feminine name combines the Latin generic name for sagebrush (Artemisia, from the Greek word Artemis) with the Greek word for finch (spiza)" (Klicka & Banks 2011).
Var. Artemisospiza.

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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 18 December 2018).