Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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roseus

L. roseus  rosy, roseate, rosaceous  < rosa  rose.
● ex “Merula rosea” of Aldrovandus 1599, and Willughby 1676, “Rose or Carnation-coloured Ouzel” of Ray 1713, and Edwards 1743, and “Turdus roseus” of Klein 1750 (Pastor).
● ex “Pelican rose de l’isle de Luçon” of Sonnerat 1776, and “Rose-coloured Pelican” of Latham 1785 (syn. Pelecanus onocrotalus).

subroseus

L. sub  beneath, somewhat; roseus  rosy  < rosa  rose.
● ex “Martin Gris-de-Fer” of Levaillant 1801, pl. 95, fig. 2 (artefact).