Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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ASTHENES

(Furnariidae; Ϯ Sharp-billed Canastero A. pyrrholeuca sordida) Gr. ασθενης asthenēs  insignificant  < negative prefix α- a- ; σθενος sthenos  power (an epithet of the bird βουδυτης boudutēs, now associated with the Yellow Wagtail, but formerly variously identified); "LXXXVII. Asthenes RCHB. Nat. Syst. d. Vögel t. suppl. — Schnabel vollkommen gerade und spitz, Schwanzfedern gesteigert, verschmälert und abgerundet. Kleid einfarbig ungefleckt. — Den Drosselrohrsänger, Junco arundinaceus, hier deutlich repräsentirend.    374. A. sordida (Synall. — LESS. Rev. 1839. 105.) RCHB. t. DXX. 3606.   ...   375. A. brunnea (Synall. — GOULD Beagle 78.6.) RCHB.   ...   376. A. striaticollis (Anumbius — D'ORBG. LAFR. syn. Voy. p. 255.) RCHB.   ...   377. A. rubra (Anumbius ruber D'ORBG. LAFR.) RCHB.   ...   378. A. aradoides (Anabates — LAFR. Mag. Zool. 1832. t. 8.) RCHB. t. DXXVII. 2642." (Reichenbach 1853); "Asthenes Reichenbach, Handb. spec. Orn., cont. x, 1853, Scansoriae A. Sittinae, p. 146, 168. Type, by subsequent designation, Synallaxis sordida Lesson (G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 27)." (Peters 1951, VII, 103).
Var. Astheres.
Synon. Eusiptornoides, Oreophylax, Pseudosiptornis, Schizoeaca, Siptornoides.

PSEUDASTHENES

(Furnariidae; Ϯ Patagonian Canastero P. patagonica) Gr. ψευδος pseudos  false; genus Asthenes Reichenbach, 1853, canastero; "Pseudasthenes, genus nov.  Type species. Synallaxis patagonica d'Orbigny, 1839.  ...  Etymology. The generic name, from the Greek pseudo (false) and asthenes (insignificant, strengthless), denotes the outward resemblance of species of this genus to species of Asthenes but highlights the fact that they are not closely related. The name is feminine in gender" (Derryberry et al. 2010).