EGRETTA

(Ardeidae; Ϯ Little Egret E. garzetta) French Aigrette  egret  < dim. Provençal Aigron  heron; "EGRETTA GARZETTA?  The Egret?" (T. Forster 1817); "Egretta T. Forster, Synopt. Cat. Brit. Bds., 1817, p. 59. Type, by monotypy, Ardea garzetta Linné." (Peters 1931, 1, 110).   
Var. Egetta.   
Synon. Demigretta, Dichromanassa, Florida, Garzetta, Glaucerodius, Hemiegretta, Hemigarzetta, Hydranassa, Lepterodas, Leucophoyx, Melanophoyx.
● (syn. Ardea Ϯ Great White Egret A. alba egretta) Specific name Ardea egretta J. Gmelin, 1789.

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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 13 December 2018).