SPOROPHILA

(Thraupidae; Ϯ Temminck's Seedeater S. falcirostris) Gr. σπορος sporos  seed  < σπειρω speirō  to sow; φιλος philos  lover; "62. Gen. Sporophila 1) Cab.  Pyrrhula Tem. part.   Spermophila Swains. 1827.  ...  1σπορος sperma." (Cabanis 1844); "Sporophila Cabanis, 1844, Archiv f. Naturg., 10 (1), p. 291. New name for Spermophila Swainson, 1827, preoccupied by Spermophila Richardson, 1825." (Paynter in Peters 1970, XIII, 133) (see Spermophila).
Var. Sporofila, Sporoptula, Sporophilus.
Synon. AmazonicaCallyrhynchus, Dolospingus, Drepanorhynchus, Gyrinorhynchus, Microphila, Neorhynchus, Oryzoborus, Spermophila, Spermophilopsis.

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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 13 December 2018).