Sauropatis

(syn. Todiramphus Ϯ Sacred Kingfisher T. sanctus) Gr. σαυρος sauros  lizard; πατεομαι pateomai  to eat (cf. πατεω pateō  to trample on); "Gen. SAUROPATIS **) Nob. - Wald-Liest.   Todirhamphus (!) Bp. 1850 & 1854, Rchb. 1851 & Cassin 1852 (nec Less. 1831).   449.1. S. sancta Nob.   Sacred kingsfisher Philipp (nec Lath.) Voy. New-South-Wales p. 149. t. 29. - White Voy. p. 193. t. 17. - Halcyon sanctus Vig & Horsf. Trans. Linn. Soc. XV. p. 206.  ...  *) Von σαυρος (Eidechse) und πατεω (kosten, fressen)" (Cabanis & Heine 1860).  Var. Saupopatis.

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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).