Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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albopunctatum / albopunctatus

L. albus white; Mod. L. punctatus spotted < L. pungere to prick < punctum spot.

atripunctata / atripunctatus

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

bipunctatus

Mod. L. bipunctatus  double-spotted, double-marked, bipunctate  < L. bi-  two-, double-  < bis twice; Mod. L. punctatus  spotted  < L. punctum  spot  < pungere  to puncture.

nigropunctatus

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

punctatum / punctatus

Mod. L. punctatus  spotted  < L. punctum  spot  < pungere  to puncture (cf. Med. L. punctatus  pointed).
● ex “Spotted Shag” of Latham 1785 (Stictocarbo).
● ex “Spotted Shrike” of Latham 1781, and “Tachet” of Levaillant 1805 (Thamnophilus).

rufopunctatus

L. rufus rufous; punctatus spotted < punctum spot < pungere to puncture.

tenuepunctatus

L. tenuis, tenue  weak, slight; Mod. L. punctatus  spotted  < L. punctum  spot  < pungere  to puncture.

tenuipunctatus

L. tenuis, tenue  weak, slight; Mod. L. punctatus  spotted  < L. punctum  spot  < pungere  to puncture.