Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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albogrisea / albogriseus

L. albus  white; Med. L. griseum  grey.

atrogrisea

L. ater  black; Med. L. griseum  grey (cf. Mod. L. atrogriseus  dark-grey).

caeruleogrisea / caeruleogriseus

Mod. L. caeruleogriseus  sky-grey  < L. caeruleus  azure-blue; Med. L. griseum  grey.

flavogrisea / flavogriseum / flavogriseus

L. flavus  golden-yellow, yellow; Med. L. griseum  grey.

grisea

Med. L. griseum, griseus or grisius  grey.
● ex “Dark Grey Petrel” of Cook 1777, and “Grey Petrel” of Latham 1785 (Ardenna).
● ex “Crabier de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 908 (syn. Butorides striata).
● ex “Calidris grisea” of Brisson 1760, “Maubèche grise” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 366, and “Grisled Sandpiper” of Latham 1785 (syn. Calidris canutus).
● ex “Tourterelle de Cayenne” of Holandre 1790 (syn. Columbina minuta).
● ex “Grimpereau gris de la Chine” of Sonnerat 1782 (?syn. Dicaeum sp., ?syn. Orthotomus sp.)
● ex “Alouette grise de Gingi” of Sonnerat 1782 (Eremopterix).
● ex “Grisin de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 643, figs. 1, 2, and “Grisly Warbler” of Latham 1783 (Formicivora).
● ex “Grignet” of Levaillant 1803, pl. 126 (syn. Parisoma subcaeruleum).
● ex “Gros-bec de Virginie” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 393, fig. 1, “Grisalbin” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Grey Grosbeak” of Latham 1783 and Pennant 1785 (syn. Sporophila intermedia).
● ex “Matuitui” of Willughby 1676, “Numenius americanus minor” of Brisson 1760, “Matuitui des rivages” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Grey Ibis” of Latham 1785 (syn. Theristicus melanopis).
● ex “Merle gris de Gingi” of Sonnerat 1782, and “Grey Thrush” of Latham 1783 (syn. Turdoides affinis).
● ex “Tangara olive de la Louisiane” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 714, fig. 1, “Gris-Olive” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Grey Tanager” of Latham 1783, and Pennant 1785 (syn. Vireo griseus).
● ex “Cotinga gris de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 699 (?syn. Xipholena punicea).
● ex “Martin Gris-de-Fer” of Levaillant 1801, pl. 95, fig. 2 (Gracula artefact).
● ex “Avis gonambucho Americana” of Seba 1734, “Bruant de Surinam” of Brisson 1760, “Gonambouch” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Grey Bunting” of Latham 1783 (unident.).
● ex “Grey-necked Fly-catcher” of Latham 1783 (unident.).
● ex “Coquantototl, avicula cristata, forma passeris” of Seba 1734-1765, “Manacus cristatus griseus” of Brisson 1760, and “Grey Manakin” of Latham 1783 (unident.).

griseata / griseatum / griseatus

Mod. L. griseatus  grey  < Med. L. griseum  grey.

melanogrisea / melanogriseus

L. melas, melanos  black  < Gr. μελας melas, μελανος melanos  black; Med. L. griseum grey.

roseogrisea / roseogriseam

L. roseus  rosy  < rosa  rose; Med. L. griseum  grey.

subgrisea

L. sub  beneath, somewhat; Med. L. griseum  grey (cf. Mod. L. subgriseus  pale grey).

viridigrisea

L. viridis  green  < virere  to be green; Med. L. griseum  grey (cf. Mod. L. viridigriseus  grey-green).