PLATALEA

(Threskiornithidae; Ϯ Eurasian Spoonbill P. leucorodia) L. platalea  spoonbill; "73. PLATALEA.  Rostrum planiusculum: apice dilatato, orbiculato, plano.  Pedes tetradactyli, semipalmati." (Linnaeus 1758); "Platalea Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat., ed. 10, p. 139. Type, by subsequent designation (G. R. Gray, 1840, List Gen. Birds, p. 67), Platalea leucorodia Linnaeus." (Steinbacher in Peters 1979, I, ed. 2, 266). Linnaeus's Platalea comprised three species (P. Leucorodia, P. Ajaja, P. pygmea).
Var. Platelea, Platalaea, Platea (L. platea  spoonbill).
Synon. Ajaia, Leucerodia, Mystrorhamphus, Pelecanus, Platibis, Spatherodia.

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Recommended citation
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 24 January 2019).