Australasian Grebe / Tachybaptus novaehollandiae

Australasian Grebe / Tachybaptus novaehollandiae

Australasian Grebe

SCI Name:  Tachybaptus novaehollandiae
Protonym:  Podiceps novaehollandiae Gen.Zool.[Shaw] 13 pt1 p.18
Category:  Podicipediformes / Podicipedidae /
Taxonomy Code:  ausgre1
Type Locality:  New South Wales.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1826
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

TACHYBAPTUS
(Podicipedidae; Ϯ Little Grebe or Dabchick T. ruficollis) Gr. ταχυς takhus  fast; βαπτω baptō  to sink under; "The Dabchick floats, swims, dives, and, as I have ascertained from observation, flies under water, with astonishing ease and activity. When surprised, it eludes its enemy by slipping beneath the surface, and not appearing until a good way off." (Macgillivray 1842); "3. *Tachybaptus RCHB. minor. (Colymb. — Briss.) R.  Tab. 11. Caput, ala, cauda, pes. — Ic. Av. t. 11. ic. 79—85. — Reliquae species: t. 13. ic. 748—55. t. 111. ic. 1076. t. 111b. ic. 2941." (Reichenbach 1853); "Tachybaptus Reichenbach, Av. Syst. Nat., 1852 (1853), p. iii. Type, by monotypy, Colymbus minor Gmelin = Colymbus ruficollis Pallas." (Peters 1931, 1, 35).
Var. Tachybaptes.
Synon. Dominicus, Limnodytes.

novaehollandae / novaehollandia / novaehollandiae
L. novus  new; Mod. L. Hollandia  Holland, Netherlands; i.e. New Holland (Mod. L. Nova Hollandia or Hollandia Nova), the name given to Western Australia by early Dutch explorers, and by which Australia was known to Europeans during the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries. In ornithology the name is usually synonymous with eastern Australia, especially the modern state of New South Wales.
● ex “New-Holland White Eagle”of Latham 1781 (Accipiter).
● ex “Crested Goatsucker” of Phillip 1789 (syn. Aegotheles cristatus).
● Erroneous TL. New Holland (= Van Diemens Land = Tasmania) (syn. Anthochaera paradoxa).
● ex “White-fronted Heron” of Phillip 1789 (Ardea).
● ex “New Holland Thrush” of atham 1783 (Coracina).
● ex “New-Holland Cassowary” of Phillip 1789, and White 1790 (Dromaius).
● ex “New Holland Penguin” of Latham 1824 (Eudyptula).
● ex "Crimson-billed Gull" of Latham, 1824 (Larus).
● ex “Crested Parrakeet” of Latham 1781 (syn. Nymphicus hollandicus).
● ex “New Holland Tern” of Latham 1824 (syn. Onychoprion anaethetus).
● ex “New Holland Shag” of Latham 1824 (subsp. Phalacrocorax carbo).
● ex “New Holland Creeper” of White 1790 (Phylidonyris).
 Erroneous TL. New Holland (= New Zealand) (syn. Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae).
● ex “Psittaceous Hornbill” of Phillip 1789 (Scythrops).
● ex “New-Holland Grebe” of Latham 1824 (Tachybaptus).
● ex “Blue-bellied Parrot” of Brown 1776 (syn. Trichoglossus moluccanus).
● ex “Mouse Owl” of Latham 1821 (Tyto).
● ex "Wattled Sandpiper" of Latham 1801 (subsp. Vanellus miles).

SUBSPECIES

Australasian Grebe (novaehollandiae)
SCI Name: Tachybaptus novaehollandiae novaehollandiae
novaehollandae / novaehollandia / novaehollandiae
L. novus  new; Mod. L. Hollandia  Holland, Netherlands; i.e. New Holland (Mod. L. Nova Hollandia or Hollandia Nova), the name given to Western Australia by early Dutch explorers, and by which Australia was known to Europeans during the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries. In ornithology the name is usually synonymous with eastern Australia, especially the modern state of New South Wales.
● ex “New-Holland White Eagle”of Latham 1781 (Accipiter).
● ex “Crested Goatsucker” of Phillip 1789 (syn. Aegotheles cristatus).
● Erroneous TL. New Holland (= Van Diemens Land = Tasmania) (syn. Anthochaera paradoxa).
● ex “White-fronted Heron” of Phillip 1789 (Ardea).
● ex “New Holland Thrush” of atham 1783 (Coracina).
● ex “New-Holland Cassowary” of Phillip 1789, and White 1790 (Dromaius).
● ex “New Holland Penguin” of Latham 1824 (Eudyptula).
● ex "Crimson-billed Gull" of Latham, 1824 (Larus).
● ex “Crested Parrakeet” of Latham 1781 (syn. Nymphicus hollandicus).
● ex “New Holland Tern” of Latham 1824 (syn. Onychoprion anaethetus).
● ex “New Holland Shag” of Latham 1824 (subsp. Phalacrocorax carbo).
● ex “New Holland Creeper” of White 1790 (Phylidonyris).
 Erroneous TL. New Holland (= New Zealand) (syn. Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae).
● ex “Psittaceous Hornbill” of Phillip 1789 (Scythrops).
● ex “New-Holland Grebe” of Latham 1824 (Tachybaptus).
● ex “Blue-bellied Parrot” of Brown 1776 (syn. Trichoglossus moluccanus).
● ex “Mouse Owl” of Latham 1821 (Tyto).
● ex "Wattled Sandpiper" of Latham 1801 (subsp. Vanellus miles).

Australasian Grebe (leucosternos)
SCI Name: Tachybaptus novaehollandiae leucosternos
leucosterna / leucosternas / leucosternon / leucosternos / leucosternum / leucosternus
Gr. λευκοστερνος leukosternos  white-chested  < λευκος leukos  white; στερνον sternon  breast.

Australasian Grebe (rennellianus)
SCI Name: Tachybaptus novaehollandiae rennellianus
rennelliana / rennellianus
Rennell I., Solomon Is.

Australasian Grebe (javanicus)
SCI Name: Tachybaptus novaehollandiae javanicus
javanicus / javanus / javensis
Java, Dutch East Indies / Indonesia.
● ex “Sarcelle de Java” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 930 (syn. Anas falcata).
● ex “Calao Javan” of Levaillant 1801 (syn. Rhyticeros undulatus).

Australasian Grebe (timorensis)
SCI Name: Tachybaptus novaehollandiae timorensis
timorense / timorensis / timoriense / timoriensis
Timor, Dutch East Indies / Indonesia.

Australasian Grebe (fumosus)
SCI Name: Tachybaptus novaehollandiae fumosus
fumosa / fumosus
Mod. L. fumosus  smoky-grey  < L. fumosus  smoked  < fumus, fumi  smoke.

Australasian Grebe (incola)
SCI Name: Tachybaptus novaehollandiae incola
incola
L. incola resident, indigenous  < incolere  to inhabit.