(Estrildidae; Ϯ Violet-eared Waxbill G. granatina) Specific name Fringilla granatina Linnaeus, 1766; “GRANATINA* ...  *‘Granatinæ’ was the name proposed by Bonaparte for a section of the genus Estrelda (Consp. i. p. 458). It has been mentioned by several authors as a genus Granatina, and for that reason I retain the name, but it has never been described.” (Sharpe 1890); "Granatina1 Sharpe, 1890, Cat. Birds Brit. Mus., 13, p. 403. Type, by tautonymy, Fringilla granatina Linnaeus.  ...  1 "Granatinae" Bonaparte (1851?, Consp. Avium, 1 (1850), p. 458) is a vernacular name, and its appearance in the synonymy of Uraeginthus in G. R. Gray (1855, Cat. Genera Subgenera Birds, p. 76) does not make it available." (Traylor in Peters 1968, XIV, 332).

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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 on 21 January 2019).