(Cariamidae; Ϯ Red-legged Seriema C. cristata) Portuguese name Çariama for the Red-legged Seriema  < Tupí Sariêma  crested (bird); "Cariama. Genus 85.  ...  Le genre du Cariama (1).  ...  (1) Cariama, nom que les Brasiliens donnent à l'espece de ce genre.   1. LE CARIAMA.  ...  CARIAMA.  ...  Il est a peu près de la grandeur du Héron." (Brisson 1760): based on “Cariama” of Marcgrave 1648, Jonston 1650, Piso 1658, Willughby 1676, and Ray 1713; "Cariama Brisson, Orn., 1760, 1, p. 48; 5, p. 516. Type, by monotypy, Cariama = Palamedea cristata Linné." (Peters 1934, II, 216).
Var. Sariama.
Synon. Dicholophus, Lophorhynchus, Microdactylus.

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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 on 23 January 2019).