Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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atroolivaceus

L. ater  black; Mod. L. olivaceus  olive-green  < L. oliva  olive (cf. Mod. L. atroolivaceus  dark olive-green).

brunneoolivaceus

Mod. L. brunneus  brown  > Med. L. brunius  brown; olivaceus  olive-green  < L. oliva  olive.

flavolivacea / flavolivaceus

L. flavus yellow, golden-yellow; Mod. L. olivaceus olive-green  < L. oliva  olive.

flavoolivaceus

L. flavus yellow; Mod. L. olivaceus olive-green  < L. oliva  olive.

fuscoolivaceus

L. fuscus dark; Mod. L. olivaceus olivaceous < L. oliva olive.

olivaceum / olivaceus

Mod. L. olivaceus  olive-green, olivaceous  < L. oliva  olive.
● ex “Merle olive des grandes Indes” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 564, fig. 1 (syn. Acritillas indica).
● ex “Oliva” of Levaillant 1801, pl. 75 (Chlorophoneus).
● ex “Crimson-breasted Woodpecker” of Latham 1782 (Geocolaptes).
● ex “Troupiale olive de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 606, fig. 2, and “Cayenne Olive Oriole” of Latham 1782 (?syn. Icterus auricapillus).
● ex “White-cheeked Crow” of Latham 1801 (Psophodes).
● ex “Perroquet de l’isle de Luçon” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 287, “Perruche aux ailes chamarées” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Lace-winged Parrakeet” of Latham 1781 (syn. Tanygnathus lucionensis).
● ex "Bruant de S. Domingue" of Brisson 1760 (Tiaris).
● ex “Merle olive du Cap de Bonne Espérance” of Brisson 1760 (Turdus).
● ex “Red-ey’d Fly-catcher” of Catesby 1731, “Muscicapa olivacea” of Edwards 1758, and “Muscicapa jamaicensis” of Brisson 1760 (Vireo).
● ex “Grimpereau olive de Madagascar” of Brisson 1760 (Zosterops).
● ex “Merula olivacea indica” of Brisson 1760 (unident.).

perolivacea / perolivaceus

L. per-  very; Mod. L. olivaceus  olivaceous  < L. oliva  olive.

rufoolivacea / rufoolivaceus

L. rufus  rufous; Mod. L. olivaceus  olivaceous  < L. oliva  olive.