Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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arcuata / arcuatum / arcuatus

L. arcuatus  bow-shaped, curved  < arcuare  to shape like a bow  < arcus  bow.
● ex “Croissant” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Crescent Finch” of Latham 1783 (syn. Passer melanurus).
● ex “Crescent Thrush” of Latham 1783 (unident.).

biarcuata / biarcuatum

L. bi- two-  < bis twice; arcuatus  bow-shaped  < arcuare  to shape like a bow  < arcus  bow.