Scientific name derivation

To: "Birding-aus" <>
Subject: Scientific name derivation
From: "Michael Todd" <>
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 16:47:08 +1000
Hello all,

I was wondering whether somebody out there might be able to put me onto a
good reference on the derivation of scientific names. In particular I'm
interested in where the scientific name of the White-bellied Crimson Finch,
evangelinae, might have come from.

In the past I've used books like Cayley to find these names but
unfortunately it isn't of use for the White-bellied Crimson Finch as when
Cayley was published the Cape York White-bellieds were regarded as distinct
from the Papua New Guinea white-bellies and were named albiventer, meaning

In hope,

Mick Todd

Michael Todd
Tropical Savannas CRC
PO Box 780, Atherton, Qld, 4883
Phone- (07) 40918837

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