Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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cinnamomeum / cinnamomeus

Mod. L. cinnamomeus  cinnamon-coloured, cinnamomeous  < L. cinnamomum or cinnamum  cinnamon  < Gr. κινναμωμον kinnamōmon or κινναμον kinnamon  cinnamon.
● ex “Cinnamon Fly-catcher” of Latham 1783 (Attila).
● ex “Pic jaune tacheté de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 524, “Pic mordoré” of de Buffon 1770-17783, and “Ferruginous Woodpecker” of Latham 1782, and Pennant 1785 (syn. Celeus elegans).
● ex “Cinnamon Creeper” of Latham 1782 (Certhiaxis).
● ex “Cinnamon Heron” of Latham 1785 (Ixobrychus).

rufocinnamomea / rufocinnamomeus

L. rufus  rufous; Mod. L. cinnamomeus  cinnamon-coloured  < L. cinnamum  cinnamon  < Gr. κινναμον kinnamon  cinnamon.


L. semi-  half-  < semis, semissis  half  < as, assis  whole; Mod. L. cinnamomeus  cinnamon-coloured  < L. cinnamomum or cinnamum  cinnamon  < Gr. κινναμον kinnamon  cinnamon.