(Ardeidae; Ϯ Rufescent Tiger Heron T. lineatum) Gr. τιγρις tigris, τιγριδος tigridos  tiger; σωμα sōma, σωματος sōmatos  body; "TIGRISOMA.   Rostrum validum; tomio serrato. Alæ rotundatæ, remigibus 2da et 6ta æqualibus, 3tia, 4ta, et 5ta fere æqualibus, longissimis. Pedes mediocres; tarsis squamis reticulatis, unguibus brevibus, curvatis.  ...  Type. Ardea tigrina. Lath.  ...  In the species before me, the sides of the head are not only much more denuded than in Ardea, but the chin is quite naked, a character which would seem to indicate an affinity with Ciconia." (Swainson 1827); "Tigrisoma Swainson, Zoöl. Journ., 3, 1828, p. 362. Type, by original designation, Ardea tigrina Gmelin = Ardea lineata Boddaert." (Peters 1931, 1, 118).
Var. Tigriosoma, Trigisoma.
Synon. Heterocnus, Styptes.

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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 19 January 2019).