CRITHAGRA

(Fringillidae; Ϯ Brimstone Canary C. sulphurata) Gr. κριθη krithē  barley; αγρα agra  hunting  < αγρεω agreō  to hunt; "CRITHAGRA.  Rostrum breve, sub-conicum, crassum, integrum; culmine arcuato; tomio curvato.  Alæ subelongatæ; remigibus 1ma, 2da, 3tia, et 4ta æqualibus, longissimis.  Cauda mediocris, subfurcata. ...  Types. Lox. sulphurata, flaviventris. Lath.  Africa only?" (Swainson 1827); "Crithagra Swainson, 1827, Zool. Journ., 3, p. 348. Type, by subsequent designation (Sharpe, 1888, Cat. Birds Brit. Mus., 12, p. 348), Loxia sulphurata Linnaeus." (Howell et al. in Peters 1968, XIV, 208).
Var. ChrithagraGrithagra.
Synon. Bolbospiza, Buserinus, Dendrospiza, Lormarinsia, Menellia, Microserinus, Neospiza, Ochrospiza, Phaeospiza, Poliospiza, Psammospiza, Pseudochloroptila, Serinops, Spodiospina, Tephrospiza.

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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 11 December 2018).