Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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guttatum / guttatus

L. guttatus spotted, speckled  < gutta  spot, drop.
● ex “Esparvero pardo y goteado” (= ☼) of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 24 (syn. Accipiter bicolor pileatus).
● ex “Perroquet Amazone varié du Brésil” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 120 (?syn. Amazona ochrocephalus).
● ex “Grimpar Picucule” of Levaillant 1807 (Xiphorhynchus).

multiguttata / multiguttatus

L. multi-  many  < multus  much; guttatus  spotted, speckled  < gutta  spot, drop.

nigriguttatus

L. niger black; guttatus spotted.

niveoguttata / niveoguttatus

L. niveus  snow-white  < nix, nivis  snow; guttatus  spotted  < gutta  drop, spot.

pauciguttata / pauciguttatus

L. paucus, pauci  little, few; guttatus  spotted  < gutta  spot, drop, mark.

sparsimguttata / sparsimguttatus

L. sparsim  here and there, scattered  < sparsus  sprinkled  < spargere  to sprinkle; guttatus  spotted  < gutta  spot, drop.

subguttata / subguttatus

● L. sub  near to; specific name Chlamydera guttata Gould, 1862 (syn. Chlamydera guttata).
● L. sub  near to; specific name Dendrocolaptes guttatus Lichtenstein, 1820 (syn. Xiphorhynchus guttatoides).