speciosa / speciosum / speciosus

L. speciosus  splendid, beautiful, brilliant  < species  beauty, appearance  < specere  to look at.
● ex “Manucode à bouquets” of de Buffon 1770-1785, and “Magnificent Paradise-bird” of Latham 1783 (syn. Diphyllodes magnificus).
● ex “Grand Promérops à paremens frisés” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (syn. Epimachus fastuosus).
● ex “Pigeon-ramier de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 213, “Ramiret” of de Buffon 1770-1786, and “Scallop-necked Pigeon” of Latham 1783 (Patagioenas).
● ex “Black-and-Scarlet Thrush” of Latham 1787 (Pericrocotus).
● ex “Moineau de la côte d’Afrique” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 203, fig. 1 (syn. Pytilia melba).

Search for more names on the Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology by James A. Jobling.
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 19 January 2019).