The Key to Scientific Names

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Dim. < Gr. μωρος mōros  foolish; “I call it Morinellus for two reasons, first, because it is frequent among the Morini (*Flemmings) and, next, because it is a foolish bird, even to a proverb, we calling a foolish dull person a Dotterel” (Ray 1678); "79. CHARADRIUS.  ...  Morinellus.  6. C. pectore ferrugineo, fascia superciliorum pectorisque lineari alba, pedibus nigris. Fn. svec. 158. 160.  Morinellus. Alb. av. 2. p. 57. t. 61. 62. Raj. av. 111.  Habitat in Europa: ad Alpes migrans per Upsaliam medio maji septentrionem versus.  Mas ad scrobiculum abdominis niger, femina non." (Linnaeus 1758) (Eudromias).


(syn. Eudromias Ϯ Eurasian Dotterel E. morinellus) Based on "Morinellus" of Gessner 1555, and specific name Charadrius Morinellus Linnaeus, 1758 (ex "Morinellus" of Ray 1713, and Linnaeus 1746, and "Dotterell" of Albin 1731-1738); "EUDROMIAS, Boie.  Charadrius, L.  Pluvialis, Briss.  Morinellus, Gesn.   E. Morinella, (L.) Boie, Pl. enl. 832" (G. Gray 1840); "C. CHARADRIEÆ.  ...  20. Morinellus, Bp.   42. sibiricus, Gm. (morinellus, L. tataricus, Pallas.  montanus, Brehm.  stolidus, Brehm.)   43. caspius, Pallas.  (asiaticus, Pallas, nec Hortf.  jugularis, Wagl.  gigas, Brehm. juv.)   44. australis, Gould." (Bonaparte 1856); "Morinellus (not Morinella Meyer and Wolf, 1810) Bonaparte, Compt. Rend. Acad. Sci. Paris, 43, p. 417, 1856—type, by tautonymy, Charadrius morinellus Linnaeus." (Hellmayr & Conover, 1948, XIII, 80). 

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