STAGONOPLEURA

(Estrildidae; Ϯ Diamond Firetail S. guttata) Gr. σταγων stagōn, σταγονος stagonos  spot; πλευρα pleura  side, flank; Reichenbach's 1850, plate LXXV, labelled Passerinae: Frigillinae genuinae, illustrates a variety of finches, buntings, and sparrows, but does not highlight the spotted flanks of this waxbill. "Loxia fusca, pectore nigro, rostro uropygioque rubris, lateribus corporis nigris albo maculatis" (Shaw 1796); "XI. Stagonopleura RCHB. *) Av. Syst. nat. t. LXXV  ... Tropfenfink.  ... St. guttata (Fring. - SHAW Mus. Leverian. iv.) RCHB.  ... *) ἡ σταγων, ονος, der Tropfen,  ἡ πλευρα, ας, die Seite" (Reichenbach 1862); "Stagonopleura Reichenbach, 1850, Av. Syst. Nat., pl. 75. Type, by subsequent designation (Cabanis, 1851, Mus. Heineanum, 1, p. 172), Loxia guttata Shaw." (Mayr in Peters 1968, XIV, 353).
Var. Steganopleura.
Synon. Tavistocka, Zonaeginthus.

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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 www.hbw.com on 23 January 2019).