EREMOPHILA

(Alaudidae; Ϯ Horned Lark E. alpestris) Gr. ερημοφιλης erēmophilēs  desert-loving (i.e. sand-loving)  < ερημος erēmos  desert; φιλος  philos  lover; "They frequent the sandhills upon the seashore of Carolina, and there feed on these oats, which they find scattered on the sands" (Catesby 1731); "Gattung Eremophila.   Hieher aus Europa: 1. Alauda alpestris Lin.  2. Kollyi Tem. col. 305. fig. 1.    America:  3. —  cornuta Wils. pl. 5. fig. 4.    Africa:  4. —  bilopha Tem. col. 244. fig. 1." (Boie 1828); "Eremophila Boie, 1828, Isis von Oken, 21, col. 322. Type, by subsequent designation, O. alpestris = Alauda alpestris Linnaeus (Sharpe, 1875, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, (1874), p. 651).1   ...   1 Not affected by Eremophilus Humboldt, 1811, Pisces." (Peters 1960, IX, 71). This is the Shore Lark of British authors and birdwatchers.   
Synon. Chionophilos, Niphophilos, Otocoris, Otocorydopsis, Philammus, Phileremos.

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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 17 December 2018).