Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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mustelina / mustelinus

L. mustelinus  like a weasel (i.e. chestnut or tawny and white)  < mustela  weasel  < dim. mus, muris  mouse.
● ex “Tawny Thrush” of Latham 1783, and Pennant 1785 (Hylocichla).
● ex “Great Pied Mountain Finch” of Willughby 1676, and Ray 1713, “Pied Mountain Finch” of Albin 1731-1738, and “Tawny Bunting” of Latham 1783 (syn. Plectrophanes nivalis).