Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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Amazonica

(syn. Sporophila Ϯ Chestnut-bellied Seedeater S. castaneiventris) Mod. L. Amazonicus  Amazonian  < Amazonia, named after River Amazon; "Microphila Chubb, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (9) 7. p. 192 (1921) steht im "Nom. an." ohne Originalzitat. Ist aber seit 1902 durch Reitter vergeben (in: Verh. Nat. Ver. Brünn 40, Abh. p. 257) und möge Amazonica m. genannt werden. (Fringillidae.)" (Strand 1943) (Laurent Raty in litt.). The range of the Chestnut-bellied Seedeater includes much of western and northern Amazonia.

amazonica / amazonicus / amazonina / amazoninum

Mod. L. Amazonicus or Amazoninus Amazonian, of Amazonia.
● ex “Ajuru Curuca” of Marcgrave 1648, and “Psittacus amazonicus” of Brisson 1760 (Amazona).

transamazonica / transamazonicus

L. trans across, beyond; Amazon River.