Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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punctulata / punctulatus

Mod. L. punctulatus  spotted, dotted  < L. punctulum  little spot, small point  < punctum  spot  < pungere  to puncture.
● ex “Hoizitziltototl” of Hernandez 1651m, “Polytmus punctulatus” of Brisson 1760, “Zitzil” or “Colibri piqueté” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Spotted Humming-bird” of Latham 1782 (?syn. Anthracothorax nigricollis).
● ex “Passer indicus fuscus ventre ex albo & nigro punctato. Gowry Bird” of Edwards 1743 (Lonchura).
● ex “Punctated Cuckow” (= ☼) of Latham 1782 (syn. Tapera naevia).