Fasciated Snake-Eagle / Circaetus fasciolatus

Fasciated Snake-Eagle / Circaetus fasciolatus

Fasciated Snake-Eagle

SCI Name:  Circaetus fasciolatus
Protonym:  Circaëtus fasciolatus Isis 40 col.954
Category:  Accipitriformes / Accipitridae /
Taxonomy Code:  faseag1
Type Locality:  Natal.
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Publish Year:  1847
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DEFINITIONS

CIRCAETUS
(Accipitridae; Ϯ Short-toed Eagle C. gallicus) Gr. κιρκος kirkos  type of hawk, here associated with the harrier; αετος aetos  eagle; like its congeners, commonly called snake eagles, the Short-toed Eagle has a flattened owl- or harrier-like face; "11. CIRCAËTE, Circaëtus.  Falco, Linn. Gm. Lath.  Bec presque droit à la base, convexe en dessus. — Cire un peu poilue. — Tarses alongés. —Doigts un peu courts; les extérieurs unis à l'origine par une membrane. —Ongles courts, presque égaux.   Esp. Jean-le-Blanc, Buff.  ...  Circaetus [κιρκος, circus,  αετος, aquila]." (Vieillot 1816); "Circaëtus Vieillot, Analyse, 1816, p. 23. Type, by monotypy, "Jean-le-Blanc" Buffon = Falco gallicus Gmelin." (Peters, 1931, I, p. 269). 
Var. Circaetos, Circaetes, Circaeetus, CircaeatusCircaestus.
Synon. Melanaetus, Occipiter, Senex, Smithaetus.

fasciolata / fasciolatus
Med. L. fasciolatus  bandaged  < L. fasciola  little band  < dim. fascia  band.