Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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fremitus

L. fremitus snorting, murmuring, resounding, roaring < fremere to roar.

kamitugaensis

Kamituga, Belgian Congo (= DR Congo).

MITU

(Cracidae; Ϯ Alagoas Curassow M. mitu) Specific name Crax mitu Linnaeus, 1766; "CXCVIII.Genre. HOCCAN; Mitu, Marcg.  Pauxi, Pauxi, Temm., Gal.  Bec très-haut, très-comprimé, convexe, à arête vive, en lame saillante et très-convexe, comme dentée; la mandibule inférieure courte, peu haute, obtuse; narines arrondies, percées en avant d'une membrane poilue, couvrant des fosses nasales peu saillantes; joues emplumées; tarses hauts, robustes, à scutelles en plaque; ailes amples, concaves. Queue moyenne, arrondie.  Le HOCCAN; Crax galeata, Lath.; Ourax mitu, Temm., pl. col., 153; Crax tomentosa, Spix, pl. 63" (Lesson 1831); "Mitu Lesson, Traité d'Orn., livr. 7, 1831, p. 485. Type, by tautonymy Ourax mitu Temminck = Crax mitu Linné." (Peters 1934, II, 9). The Alagoas Curassow is now extinct in the wild; less than 50 pure-bred birds exist in private aviaries.
Var. Mitua.

mitu

Tupí names Mitú, Mutú or Mutúm black (bird), for the curassows (cf. Wayāpi name Mitü); ex “Mitu” or “Mutu” of Marcgrave 1648 (Mitu).

mituense / mituensis

Mitú, Vaupés, Colombia.

Mituporanga

(syn. Crax Ϯ Great Curassow C. rubra) Tupí name Mutúm-poranga handsome black (bird), for the Black Curassow C. alector.; "B. Mituporanga WILL.: Nasenkugelträger.    332. globicera LINN. RCHB. t. 273. ic. 1517.  Mituporanga MARCGR. 195.  [-do.-] JOHNST. t. 57 & 58.  Hocco Teucholi TEMM. Pig. et Gall. III. 12 et 686.    333. Edwardsii RCHB. Novit. ic.  The Curasso-Bird EDWARDS glean. VI. 181. pl. 295 sinistra.    334. Aldrovandi (WILLUGHB.) RCHB. Nov. ic. et t. 273. ic. 1518. ♀  Gallus indicus 9. ALDROV. libr. XIV. t. 6.  Mituporanga WILLUGHBY t. XXVIII. cap.  Hocco de la Guiane BUFF. enl. 86.    335. Albini LESSON. RCHB. Novit. ic.  The Carassow Cock ALBIN II. 29. pl. 31.    335b. rubro Albini RCHB. Novit. ic.  The Carassow Hen ALBIN II. 29. pl. 32." (Reichenbach 1861).

redimitus

L. redimitus crowning, wreathing < redimire to crown.

Uromitus

(syn. Hirundo Ϯ Eastern Wire-tailed Swallow H. filifera) Gr. ουρα oura  tail; μιτος mitos  thread, string; "HYRUNDINEÆ   ...   3. Uromitus, Bp.   17. filifera, Steph.   filicaudata? Frankl. cranchi, Leach. ch. ruficeps, Boie.)" (Bonaparte 1857); "Uromitus Bonaparte, 1857, Riv. Contemp., Torino, 9, p. 210. Type, by monotypy, Hirundo filifera Stephens." (Peters 1960, IX, 105).   Var. Ubromitus, Uromitis, UromitrisUromitrus.