Andean Avocet / Recurvirostra andina

Andean Avocet / Recurvirostra andina

Andean Avocet

SCI Name:  Recurvirostra andina
Protonym:  Recurvirostra andina An.Univ.Chile 19 p.618
Category:  Charadriiformes / Recurvirostridae /
Taxonomy Code:  andavo1
Type Locality:  Laguna Parinacota, 16000 feet, Tacna, Chile.
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Publish Year:  1861
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DEFINITIONS

RECURVIROSTRA
(Recurvirostridae; Ϯ Pied Avocet R. avosetta) L. recurvus  bent, curved backwards  < recurvare  to bend; rostrum  beak; "80. RECURVIROSTRA.  Rostrum depresso-planum, acuminatum, recurvatum.  Pedes palmati, tetradactyli." (Linnaeus 1758): based on "Avosetta" or "Recurvirostra" of Gessner 1555, "Avosetta" of Ray 1713, "Recurvirostra Avosetta Italorum" of Albin 1731, and "Recurvirostra albo nigroque varia" of Linnaeus 1745; "Recurvirostra Linné, Syst. Nat., ed. 10, 1, 1758, p. 151. Type, by monotypy, Recurvirostra avosetta Linné." (Peters 1934, II, 290). Linnaeus's Recurvirostra comprised a single species.
Synon. Avocetta, Trochilus.

recurvirostra / recurvirostris
L. recurvus  bent backwards  < recurvare  to bend; -rostris  -billed  < rostrum  beak.
● ex “Jamaica Shoveler” of Latham 1785 (syn. Oxyura jamaicensis).

andina / andinum / andinus / andium
Mod. L. Andinus Andean, of the Andes < Andium Andes.