Andean Teal / Anas andium

Andean Teal / Anas andium

Andean Teal

SCI Name:  Anas andium
Protonym:  Querquedula andium Nomen.Av.Neotrop. p.129,162
Category:  Anseriformes / Anatidae /
Taxonomy Code:  spetea3
Type Locality:  high Ecuador between Riobamba and Mocha.
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Publish Year:  1873
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

ANAS
(Anatidae; Ϯ Mallard A. platyrhynchos) L. anas, anatis  duck.  The Mallard is the wild ancestor of the farmyard duck and its many domesticated forms; "61. ANAS.  Rostrum lamelloso-dentatum, convexum, obtusum.  Lingua ciliata, obtusa." (Linnaeus 1758); "Anas Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat., ed. 10, p. 122. Type, by subsequent designation (Lesson, 1828, Man. Ornith., 2, p. 417), Anas boschas Linnaeus = Anas platyrhynchos Linnaeus." (Johnsgard in Peters, 1979, I, ed. 2, p. 460).  Linnaeus's Anas comprised thirty-nine species (A. Cygnus, A. Cygnoid, A. Tadorna, A. spectabilis, A. fusca, A. nigra, A. Anser, A. erythropus, A. canadensis, A. cærulescens, A. Bernicla, A. mollissima, A. moschata, A. bahamensis, A. Albeola, A. clypeata, A. platyrhynchos, A. strepera, A. bucephala, A. Clangula, A. rustica, A. perspicillata, A. Glaucion, A. Penelope, A. acuta, A. hyemalis, A. ferina, A. Querquedula, A. Crecca, A. histrionica, A. minuta, A. Circia, A. autumnalis, A. Boschas, A. adunca, A. galericulata, A. Sponsa, A. arborea, A. Fuligula).    
Var. Annas, AnosAnus, Asnas.   
Synon. Aethiopinetta, Afranas, Aldabranas, Archeoquerquedula, Boschas, Crecca, Dafila, Dafilonettion, Dafilula, Elasmonetta, Horizonetta, Melananas, Micronetta, Nesonetta, Nettion, Notonetta, Pachyanas, Paecilonitta, Phasianurus, Philippinetta, Polionetta, Trachelonetta, Virago, Xenonetta.

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

SUBSPECIES

Andean Teal (Merida)
SCI Name: Anas andium altipetens
altipetens
L. altus  high; petens, petentis  attacking  < petere  to attack (cf. altipeta  high-flying  < altus  high  < alere  to nourish; petere  to seek (cf. Gr. πετομαι petomai  to fly)).

Andean Teal (Andean)
SCI Name: Anas andium andium
andina / andinum / andinus / andium
Mod. L. Andinus Andean, of the Andes < Andium Andes.