(syn. Pelecanus Ϯ Brown Pelican P. occidentalis) Gr. λεπτος leptos delicate, slender; genus Pelecanus Linnaeus, 1758, pelican; "Genera et Species typicæ.  ...  2. Leptopelicanus RCHB.  fuscus (Pel. — L. Gm.) R.  Ic. Av. t. 70. ic. 382—383." (Reichenbach 1852); "Leptopelicanus Reichenbach Av. Syst. Nat., 1852 (1853) p. vii. Type, by original designation, Pelecanus fuscus Gmelin = P. occidentalis Linné." (Peters 1931, 1, 81).

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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 16 January 2019).