Med. L. Sinicus  Chinese  < Late L. Sinai  Chinese  < Gr. σιναι Sinai  Chinese. Also a frequent purist amendment for the toponyms chinensis and sinensis.
● ex “Pinçon de la Chine” of Brisson 1760 (Chloris).

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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 on 21 April 2019).