Cumana

(syn. Pipile Ϯ Trinidad Piping Guan P. pipile) Cumaná, Sucre, north-eastern Venezuela; "If mere difference in inflexional termination of words otherwise identical in form be held insufficient for their discrimination, then Pipile Bp., Comptes Rendus, XLII, 1856, p. 877, is voided by Pipilo Vieill., Anal., 1816, p. 32, and the three current species of the former genus may be called Cumana (gen. nov.) cumanensis (Jacq., 1784), or C. pipile (Jacq., 1784), C. jacutinga (Spix, 1825), and C. cujubi (v. Pelz., 1858). But it may be a question whether Pipile and Pipilo are not radically distinct words. Vieillot's name is good Latin, being first person singular, present indicative of a verb meaning 'to chirp'; while Bonaparte's may be a barbarous word of South American origin. If the latter should so prove, how shall we dispose of the case?" (Coues 1900).

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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 www.hbw.com on 16 January 2019).