Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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STIGMATURA

(Tyrannidae; Ϯ Greater Wagtail Tyrant S. budytoides) Gr. στιγμα stigma, στιγματος stigmatos  spot  < στιζω stizō  to tattoo; ουρα oura  tail; "STIGMATURA BUDYTOIDES.  ...  The characters of the genus Stigmatura, as we propose to call this form, consist (1) in the very short wings  ...  (2) in the very long tail, formed by graduated feathers  ...  (3) in the long strong tarsi and short hind claw.  ...  Stigmatura is further remarkable for the black and white banded tail, which is unlike anything in the whole group of Tyrannidæ; it is very different in style of coloration to Anæretes, and in this respect comes nearer to Hapalocercus" (P. Sclater & Salvin 1866).

stigmatura

Gr. στιγμα stigma, στιγματος stigmatos  spot  < στιζω stizō  to tattoo;
-ουρος -ouros  -tailed  < ουρα oura  tail.