EMARGINATA

(Muscicapidae; Ϯ Sickle-winged Chat E. sinuata) L. emarginatus  emarginated  < emarginare  to provide with a margin; "Sickle-winged Chat  ...  Tip of P9 greatly attenuated, in some specimens forming sickle 1 mm wide and 10 mm long" (Keith et al. 1992); "SAXICOLIDÆ.  Genus I. EMARGINATA.  Emarginata, gen. nov. . . . .Type. E. sinuata." (Shelley 1896). Sharpe 1903, remarked that Emarginata was an adjective, and could not be employed in a generic sense. Such conservatism led to a proliferation of replacement names during the nineteenth century by authors like Illiger, Cabanis, and Sharpe.
Synon. Karrucincla, Phoenicuroides, Poliocichla, Psammocincla.

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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 19 January 2019).