The Key to Scientific Names

Edited by James A. Jobling
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Ceriornis

(Phasianidaesyn. Tragopan Ϯ Satyr Tragopan T. satyra) Gr. κερεινος kereinos  horned  < κερας keras, κερως kerōs  horn; ορνις ornis, ορνιθος  ornithos  bird; "[subgenus] Ceriornis, Sw.  Head partly naked, with fleshy horn-like caruncles over the eyes. Crown with a pendant crest.*   C. macrolophus. Less. Dict. des S. N. pl. 59.  ... * M. Lesson's expressive name of Satyrus seems to have the priority, but it has long been used in Entomology; and that of Tragopan is in every way objectionable" (Swainson 1837); "Ceriornis Swainson, 1837, Nat. Hist. Classification Birds, II, p. 341.  New name for Satyrus, i.e. Satyra Lesson,1828, considered preoccupied by Satyrus Latreille, 1810 (Lepidoptera), and for Tragopan Cuvier, 1829, considered "in every way objectionable"." (JAJ 2021).
Var. Ceryornis, Cereornis.


Eriornis

(Spheniscidae?syn. Aptenodytes) Gr. εριον erion  wool; ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "46 Southern Eriornis (Eriornis antarcticus); doubtful" (Brookes 1830).


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