COENOCORYPHA

(Scolopacidae; Ϯ Auckland Snipe C. aucklandica) L. caenum or coenum  dirt, mud; Gr. κορυφη koruphē  crown of the head (cf. L. coryphaeus  leader, head); "Top of the head rufous, mixed with dark brown, with a narrow fulvous line down the middle" (G. Gray 1845); "CŒNOCORYPHA, G. R. Gr. 1854.  (Gallinago Aucklandicus, G. R. Gr.)" (G. Gray 1855).
Synon. Holmesia.

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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).