(Alcidae; Ϯ Common Guillemot U. aalge) Gr. ουρια ouria  kind of waterfowl mentioned by Athenaeus; "Alca. Genus 94.  ...  **1. LE GUILLEMOT.  ...  URIA.  ...   Les Grecs l'appellent ουρια" (Brisson 1760): based on 'Uria' of Gessner 1555, Aldrovandus 1599-1603, and Jonston 1650, "Lomvia" of Clusius 1605, Nieremberg 1635, Willughby 1676, and Sibbald 1684, "Jomuvia" of Charleton 1668, "Lomben" of Klein 1750, "Cataractes" of Moehring 1752, and Alca Lomvia Linnaeus, 1758; "Uria Brisson, Orn., 1760, 1, p. 52; 6, p. 70. Type, by tautonymy, Uria Brisson = Colymbus aalge Pontoppidan." (Peters 1934, II, 352).
Synon. Cataractes, Lomvia, Mergus.
● (syn. Cepphus Ϯ Black Guillemot C. grylle) "GENVS L.  VRIA.  Schaeff. Ornith. Tab. VIII. F. 4. 5. No. 31.   191. Uria Grylle.  Le petit Guillemot noir appellé vulgairement Colombe de Groenland.  Grönländische Taube.  TAB. XXXII.   Uria nigricans; tectricibus alarum superioribus mediis, et maioribus corpori finitimis candidis; rectricibus nigricantibus.  ...  Linn. S. N. 12. 220. 1.  Colymbus Grylle." (Schaeffer 1789).

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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).