Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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albicristata / albicristatus

L. albus white; cristatus crested  < crista  crest.

albocristata / albocristatus

L. albus white; cristatus crested, plumed < crista crest, plume.

atricristatus

L. ater black; cristatus crested, plumed  < crista crest, plume.

aurantioatrocristatus

Late Med. L. aurantius  orange-coloured  < aurantia  orange; L. ater, atri  black; cristatus  crested  < crista  crest.

aurocristatus

L. aurum  gold; cristatus  crested  < crista  crest.

bicristatus

Mod. L. bicristatus  double-crested, double-combed  < L. bi-  two-, double-  < bis  twice; cristatus  crested  < crista  crest.

citrinocristata / citrinocristatus

Med. L. citrinus  yellow, citrine  < L. citrus  citron, citrus; L. cristatus crested  < crista  crest.

cristatum / cristatus

L. cristatus crested, plumed, tufted  < crista  crest, plume, tuft.
● ex “Quauhtzonecolin” of Hernandez 1651, “Coturnix indica” of Ray 1713, and “Caille hupée du Méxique” of Brisson 1760 (Colinus).
ex “Figuier huppé de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 391, fig. 1, and de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Crested Warbler” of Latham 1783 (syn. Colopteryx galeatus).
● ex “Moineau de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 224, fig. 3, “Friquet huppé” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Black-faced Finch” of Latham 1783 (syn. Coryphospingus cucullatus).
● ex “Drongo” of Levaillant 1805, pl. 166 (syn. Edolius forficatus).
● ex “Crested Red or Russit Butcher-Bird” of Edwards 1747 (from a drawing of a dishevelled dead bird shown with a crest) (Lanius).
● ex “Parus cristatus” of Gessner 1555, Aldrovandus 1599, and Willughby 1676, “Crested Titmouse” of Ray 1713, and “Parus capite cristato” of Linnaeus 1746 (Lophophanes).
● ex “Hoactzin” of Willughby 1676, and Ray 1713, “Crax fuscus mexicanus” of Brisson 1760, “Faisan huppé de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 337, “Hoazin” of de Buffon 1770-1782, and “Crested Pheasant” of Latham 1783 (syn. Opisthocomus hoazin).
● ex “Mellivora minor cristata. Crested Humming Bird” of Edwards 1751 (Orthorhyncus).
● ex “Merula Sinensis cristata minor” of Brisson 1760 (syn. Otocompsa jocosa).
● ex “Pavo” of Gessner 1555, Aldrovandus 1599, Jonston 1650, and Willughby 1676, “Peacock” of Ray 1713, and “Pavo cauda longa” of Linnaeus 1746 (Pavo).
● ex “Colymbus major cristatus” of Gessner 1555 (Podiceps).
● ex “Cassicus cristatus” of Brisson 1760, “Cassique huppé de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 344, and “Crested Oriole” of Latham 1782 (syn. Psarocolius decumanus).
● ex "Pluvier armé du Sénégal" of d'Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 801 (syn. Vanellus spinosus).
● ex “Vultur leporarius” of Gessner 1555, and Ray 1713, “Vultur cristatus” of Brisson 1760, “Vautour à aigrettes” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Hare Vulture” of Latham 1781 (unident.).

flavocristata / flavocristatus

L. flavus yellow, golden-yellow; cristatus crested, plumed < crista crest, plume.

griseocristata / griseocristatus

Med. L. griseum  grey; L. cristatus  crested, plumed  < crista  crest, plume.

guttacristatus

L. gutta  spot; cristatus  crested  < crista  crest.

longicristatus

L. longus  long; cristatus  crested  < crista  crest, tuft.

luteocristata / luteocristatus

L. luteus  saffron-yellow  < lutum  saffron; cristatus  crested  < crista  crest, tuft.

nigricristatus

L. niger  black; cristatus  crested  < crista  crest, tuft.

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