Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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castanea

L. castaneus  chestnut-coloured, chestnut-brown  < castanea  chestnut  < Gr. καστανον kastanon  chestnut.
● ex Ardea ralloides Scopoli, 1769, and “Castaneous Heron” of Latham 1785 (syn. Ardeola ralloides).
● ex “Merle doré de Madagascar” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 539, fig. 2 (Philepitta).
● (Kuhl 1820) ex “Gobe-mouche huppé du Cap de Bonne Espérance” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 234, fig. 1 (syn. Terpsiphone paradisi).
● (Temminck 1835) ex “Tchitrec bé varié” of Levaillant 1805, pl. 146 (syn. Terpsiphone paradisi).
● ex “Pigeon de la Martinique” of Brisson 1760 (syn. Zenaida aurita).

fuscocastanea

L. fuscus  dusky; castaneus  chestnut-coloured  < castanea  chestnut  < Gr. καστανον kastanon  chestnut.

rufocastanea / rufocastaneus

L. rufus  rufous; castaneus  chestnut-coloured  < castanea  chestnut  < Gr. καστανον kastanon  chestnut.

semicastanea

L. semi-  half-  < semis, semissis  half  < as, assis  whole; castaneus  chestnut-coloured  < castanea  chestnut  < Gr. καστανον kastanon  chestnut.

subcastanea

L. sub  beneath, somewhat; castaneus  chestnut-coloured  < castanea  chestnut  < Gr. καστανον kastanon  chestnut (cf. Mod. L. subcastaneus  pale chestnut).