The Key to Scientific Names

Edited by James A. Jobling
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spathulata (See: spatulata / spatulatus)
spatulata / spatulatus

Mod. L. spatulatus  spatulate, spoon-shaped  < L. spatula  spoon  < dim. spatha  spatula  < Gr. σπαθη spathē  spatula.


Araucano name Thula for the Black-necked Swan Sthenelides melancoryphus, but given to the Snowy Egret in error by Molina 1782: “Ardea Thula, nome, che viene dalla lingua Chilese” (Egretta).

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