LEUCOSTICTE

(Fringillidae; Ϯ Grey-crowned Rosy Finch L. tephrocotis) Gr. λευκοστικτος leukostiktos  white-speckled, grizzled  < λευκος leukos  white; στικτος stiktos  spotted  < στιζω stizō  to tattoo; "[79.] 1. LINARIA (LEUCOSTICTE) TEPHROCOTIS. (Swainson.)  Grey-crowned Linnet.   SUB-FAMILY, Coccothraustinæ, SWAINS.  Genus, Linaria, AUCT.  Sub-genus, Leucosticte, Sw.   CH. SP.  LINARIA (Leucosticte) TEPHROCOTIS, castanea, vertice nigrescenti, occipite cinereo-albescenti, tectricibus alarum minoribus tectricibusquæ caudæ et hypochondriis apicibus roseis. ... This new and striking species, of which only a single specimen was obtained, is obviously an aberrant form in the genus Linaria; but as we know not, at present, the remaining types, its more immediate affinities must remain unexplained. The vertical breadth of the bill and the arched commissure bring it into comparison with the Bullfinches." (Swainson 1831); "Leucosticte Swainson, 1832, in Swainson and Richardson, Fauna Bor. Amer., 2 (1831), p. 265. Type, by monotypy, Linaria (Leucosticte) tephrocotis Swainson." (Howell et al. in Peters 1968, XIV, 257).  
Var. Tephrocotis.
Synon. Fringalauda, Hypolia.

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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 10 December 2018).