Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology

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atrovarius

L. ater black; varius variegated, diverse.

nivaria / nivarius

L. nivarius  of snow  < nix, nivis  snow.

Spervarius

Sparvius

varius

L. varius  various, diverse, variegated.
● ex “Cassican de la Nouvelle Guinée” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 628, and “Pied Roller” of Latham 1781 (syn. Cracticus cassicus).
● ex “Suirirí chorreado debaxo” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 187 (Empidonomus).
ex “Huppe du cap de bonne Espérance” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 697, “Huppe noire et blanche” of de Buffon 1770-1785, and “Madagascar Hoopoe” of Latham 1783 (Fregilupus).
ex “Basterd Baltimore female” of Catesby 1731-1743, “Carouge de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 607, fig. 1, and “Chesnut and black Baltimore” of Latham 1782 (syn. Icterus spurius).
● ex “Bunter Fasan” of Frisch 1735, “Phasianus albus et rufo varius” of Brisson 1760, and "Faisan varié” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (syn. Phasianus colchicus).
● ex “Varied Parrot” of Latham 1822 (Psephotellus).
● ex “Yellow-belly’d Wood-pecker” of Catesby 1731 (Sphyrapicus).
● ex “Pied Shag” of Latham 1785 (Stictocarbo).
● ex “Ispida indica” of Aldrovandus 1599-1603, “Todus varius” of Brisson 1760, and “Todier varié” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (unident.; ?Nectariniidae).