Louis Pierre Vieillot
Vieillot described a large number of birds for the first time. These included birds he saw during the time he spent in the West Indies and North America. 26 genera and 32 species of North American birds were first described by him. Most of the well-known North American birds, such as the Wild Turkey, the Pintail, the Cedar Waxwing, and the Scarlet Tanager, were given their scientific names by him.
- Oehser, Paul H. "Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot (1748-1831) PDF" (PDF). p. 1. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-07-16. Retrieved 2012-08-09.