CARDUELIS

(Fringillidae; Ϯ European Goldfinch C. carduelis) L. carduelis  goldfinch  < carduus or cardus  thistle; "Genus Carduelis.  Le genre du Chardonneret.  ...  Les Chardonnerets volent en troupe. On les voit en hiver sur les têtes de chardons, dont ils mangent les graines." (Brisson 1760); based on "Carduelis" of Gessner 1555, and Aldrovandus 1599-1603, and numerous other references; "Carduelis Brisson, 1760, Ornithologie, 1, p. 36; 3, p. 53. Type, by tautonymy, "Carduelis" = Fringilla carduelis Linnaeus." (Howell et al. in Peters 1968, XIV, 234).
Var. Cardulis, Cardvelis, Cardualis.
Synon. Chloroptyla, Citrinella.

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Recommended citation
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 11 December 2018).