passerinum / passerinus

L. passerinus  sparrow-like (i.e. sparrow-sized, small)  < passer, passeris  sparrow.
● ex “Psittacus brachyurus luteo virens, macula alarum alisque subtus cæruleis” of Linnaeus 1754 (“Magnitudo passeris” (Linnaeus 1758)) (Forpus).
● ex “Noctua minima” of Gessner 1555, Aldrovandus 1599, and Willughby 1676, and “Strix capite lævi, remigibus albis: maculis quinque ordinum” of Linnaeus 1746 (Glaucidium).
● ex “Petit pic de S. Domingue” of Brisson 1760 (Veniliornis).

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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 18 November 2018).