forficata / forficatus

Mod. L. forficatus  scissor-shaped  < L. forfex, forficis  pair of scissors  < forus  opening, gangway; facere  to make.
● ex “Engoulevent à Queue Fourchue” of Levaillant 1799, pl. 47 (unident.; ?Caprimulgus sp.).
● ex “Grand Gobe-mouche noir hupé de Madagascar” of Brisson 1760 (Dicrurus).
● ex “Swallow tail’d Hawk” of Catesby 1731 (Elanoides).
● ex “Gobe-mouche à queue fourchue du Méxique” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 677, “Moucherolle à queue fourchue du Méxique” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Swallow-tailed Fly-catcher” of Latham 1783 (Tyrannus).

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Recommended citation
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 19 October 2018).