The Key to Scientific Names

Edited by James A. Jobling
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Zopilotes

(Cathartidae; syn. Vultur Andean Condor  V. gryphus) Spanish name Zopilote (Nahuatl/Aztec Tzopilotl) for the Turkey Vulture; "SARCORAMPHUS, Dum.  Gryphus, Briss.  Zopilotes, Flem.  Vultur, L.  Gypagus, Vieill.    S. gryphus, (L.) Goldf., Pl. col. 133. and 408.  V. Magellanicus, Shaw's Lev. Mus., t. 1." (G. Gray 1840); "Zopilotes G. Gray, 1840, List Genera Birds, p. 1.  Type, by original designation, S. gryphus, i.e. Vultur gryphus Linnaeus, 1758." (JAJ 2021).


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