Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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hemileucoptera

Gr. ἡμι- hēmi-  half-, small, part  < ἡμισυς hēmisus  half; specific name Pica leucoptera Gould, 1862 (= subsp. Pica pica) (subsp. Pica pica).

leucoptera

Gr. λευκοπτερος leukopteros  white-winged  < λευκος leukos  white; -πτερος -pteros  -winged  < πτερον pteron  wing.
● ex “Crabier de Malac” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 911, and “Crabier blanc et brun” of de Buffon 1770-1786 (syn. Ardeola speciosa).
● ex “Oie des îles Malouines” of de Buffon 1770-1783, “White-winged Antarctic Goose” of Brown 1776, and “Bustard Goose” of Latham 1785 (syn. Chloephaga picta).
● ex “Focha” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 447 (Fulica).
● ex “White-winged Crossbill” of Latham 1783 (Loxia).
● ex “White-winged Sandpiper” of Latham 1785 (Prosobonia).
● ex “Pico triqueño” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 123 (Sporophila).
● ex “Hirondelle à ventre blanc de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 546, fig. 2 (syn. Tachycineta albiventer).
● ex “Turtur indicus fuscus. Brown Indian Dove” of Edwards 1751, and “Columba subfusca media” of Browne 1756 (syn. Zenaida asiatica).

subleucoptera / subleucopterus

● L. sub  near to; specific name Sterna leucoptera Temminck, 1815 (syn. Chlidonias leucoptera).
● L. sub  near to; specific name Larus leucopterus Faber, 1822 (= syn. Larus glaucoides) (syn. Larus glaucoides).
● L. sub  near to; specific name Sitella leucoptera Gould, 1840 (= subsp. Neositta chrysoptera) (syn. Neositta chrysoptera leucoptera).