Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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L. calx, calcis  limestone; Mod. L. rupicolus  cliff-dwelling, rock-dwelling  < L. rupes, rupis  rock  < rumpere  to shatter; -cola  dweller  < colere  to inhabit. 


(Cotingidae; Ϯ Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock R. rupicola) Mod. L. rupicola  cliff-dweller  < L. rupes, rupis  rock  < rumpere  to shatter; -cola  dweller  < colere  to inhabit; "Genus Rupicolæ. (1).  ... (1) Nomen a me illi inditum ob habitationem in rupibus.  ... Les François de la Guiane l'appellent COC DES ROCHES" (Brisson 1760); based on "Gallus ferus, saxatilis, croceus, cristam e plumis constructam gerens" of Barrère 1741, "Upupa Americana, crocea, saxatilis" of Barrère 1745, and "Upupa crocea" of Linnaeus 1748. The Guianan Cock-of-the-rock was named “Coq-de-roche” because of its flat-sided, galliform crest and habit of nesting in caves.
Synon. Orinus.
● (syn. Columba Ϯ Rock Dove C. livia) "I rod'.  Columba L.   A) Rupicola.  1. Columba livia Briss. (C. neglecta Sewerzow).  ...  2. Columba rupestris Pall.    B. Sylvicola.  3. Columba fusca Pall. (C. Eversmanni Bp. = C. fusca, β brachyura Sew.).  4. Columba œnas Briss." (Bogdanov 1881) (OD per Laurent Raty).


Mod. L. rupicolus  cliff-dwelling  < L. rupes, rupis  rock  < rumpere  to shatter; -cola  dweller  < colere  to inhabit.
● ex “Rocar” of Levaillant 1802, pl. 101 < French roc or rocher rock (syn. Monticola rupestris).
● ex “Traquet Montagnard” of Levaillant 1806, pl. 184, fig. 2 < French montagnard mountain-dweller (syn. Oenanthe monticola).
● ex “Gallus ferus saxatilis” of Barrère 1741, “Rupicola” of Brisson 1760, and “Hoopoe Hen” of Edwards 1764 (Rupicola).


Specific name Falco rupicolus Daudin 1800; Mod. L. formis  shaped, form  < L. forma  form, shape, type (subsp. Falco tinnunculus).