Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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biscutata / biscutatus

Mod. L. biscutatus  biscutate, with two shields, double-scaled  < L. bi-  two-, double-  < bis  twice; scutatus  armed with a shield  < scutum  oblong shield (cf. Mod. L. scutum  scale, plate).

scutata / scutatus

L. scutatus armed with a shield < scutum oblong shield.
● ex “Pic à cravate noire de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 863 (syn. Celeus torquatus).
● ex “Buceros scutata” of Edwards 1751, and “Tête du Calao à casque rond” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 933 (syn. Rhinoplax vigil).

verdiscutatus / verdiscutus

Old French verd  green; L. scutatus  armed with a shield  < scutum  oblong shield.