URAEGINTHUS

(Estrildidae; Ϯ Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu U. bengalus) Gr. ουρα oura  tail; αιγινθος aiginthos  unknown bird, perhaps a finch; "Gen. URAEGINTHUS nov. gen. **) Granat-Astrild.   841.1. U. phoenicotis Nob. -- Fringilla bengalus (!) Lin. Syst. Nat. No. 32. -- id. Gm. Syst. Nat. pag. 920. No. 32. -- Mareposa Vieill. Ois. chant. tab. 5. -- Fringilla bengalus Vieill. Enc. méth. p. 987. No. 122. -- Estrelda phoenicotis Sws. B. W. Afr. II. p. 192. tab. 14.  Estrelda benghala Gray Gen. Birds No. 4. -- Fringilla angolensis Lin.?    842.2. U. granatinus Nob. -- Fringilla granatina Lin. Syst. Nat. No. 11. -- id. Gm. Syst. Nat. pag. 906. No. 11. -- id. Vieill. Ois. chant. tab. 17. 18. -- Estrelda granatina Hartl. Syst. Verz. p. 75. No. 4.  ...  **) Von ουραSchwanz und αιγινθος nom. prop. -- Alle Körpertheile stärker entwickelt als in Habropyga; der Schwanz sehr lang und sehr stufig; die ersten Handschwingen verengt." (Cabanis 1853); "Uraeginthus Cabanis, 1851, Mus. Heineanum, 1, p. 171. Type, by subsequent designation (G. R. Gray, 1855, Cat. Genera Subgenera Birds, p. 76), Fringilla bengalus Linnaeus." (Traylor in Peters 1968, XIV, 331).
Var. Uraegnathus.
Synon. BengalisMariposa.

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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 17 November 2018).