Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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atripunctata / atripunctatus

L. ater black; Mod. L. punctatus spotted < L. punctum spot < pungere to puncture.

flavipunctata / flavipunctatum

L. flavus yellow, golden-yellow; Mod. L. punctatus spotted < L. pungere to puncture.

multipunctata

L. multi-  many  < multus  much; Mod. L. punctatus  spotted  < L. punctum  spot  < pungere  to puncture.

punctata

Mod. L. punctatus  spotted  < L. punctum  spot  < pungere  to puncture (cf. Med. L. punctatus  pointed).
● ex “Tangara verd piqueté des Indes” of Brisson 1760, and “Spotted Green Tit-mouse” of Edwards 1760 (Tangara).
● ex “Chorlito pardo menor” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 400 (syn. Tringa solitaria).
● ex “Suirirí punteado of de Azara 1802-1805 (unident.).