(Cardinalidae; Ϯ Yellow-green Grosbeak C. canadensis) Gr. καρυον karuon  nut; φραυστης thraustēs  breaker, crusher  < φραυω thrauō  to break. Reichenbach's 1850, plate LXXVIII, highlights the stout and powerful bill of this grosbeak. "Caryothraustes Reichenbach, 1850, Av. Syst. Nat., pl. 78. Type, by subsequent designation (Sclater and Salvin, 1869, Exotic Ornith., p. 167), "Pitylus" [= Coccothraustes] viridis Vieillot = Loxia canadensis Linnaeus." (Paynter in Peters 1970, XIII, 224). In describing Loxia canadensis with "Habitat in Canada"  Linnaeus, 1766, or his printer, misquoted Brisson's 1760, "Coccothraustes Cayanensis  ...  Habitat in Cayana."
Synon. Periporphyrus, Rhodothraupis.

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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 19 January 2019).