Australian Painted-Snipe / Rostratula australis

Australian Painted-Snipe / Rostratula australis

Australian Painted-Snipe

SCI Name:  Rostratula australis
Protonym:  Rhynchaea Australis Syn.BirdsAustr. pt4 App. p.6
Category:  Charadriiformes / Rostratulidae /
Taxonomy Code:  auspas1
Type Locality:  New South Wales.
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Publish Year:  1838
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DEFINITIONS

ROSTRATULA
(Rostratulidae; Ϯ Greater Painted-snipe R. benghalensis) Dim. < L. rostratus  beaked, large-billed  < rostrum  beak; "213. CHORLITE, Rostratula.  Scolopax, Linn. Gm. Lath.  Bec plus long que la tête, un peu grêle, sillonné en dessus, un peu renflé vers le bout, lisse et courbé à la pointe. — Ailes courtes, un peu concaves. — Doigts extérieurs unis à la base par une membrane. — Pouce ne portant à terre que sur le bout.   Esp. Bécassine de Madagascar, Buff." (Vieillot 1816); "Rostratula Vieillot, Analyse, 1816, p. 56. Type, by monotypy, Bécassine de Madagascar, Buffon = Rallus benghalensis Linné." (Peters 1934, II, 230).
Synon. Rhynchaea.

australe / australis
L. australis  southern  < auster, austri  south.
● Tierra del Fuego; ex “Thorn-tailed Warbler” of Latham 1783 (syn. Aphrastura spinicauda).
● Cayenne; ex “Southern Sandpiper” of Latham 1785 (?syn. Calidris canutus).
● Erroneous TL "Friendly Islands" (= Tasmania); ex "South-Sea Raven" of Latham 1781 (syn. Corvus coronoides).
● Erroneous TL. New Guinea (= Luzon, Philippines); ex “Manikor de la Nouvelle Guinée” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (Dicaeum).
● Australia; ex “New Holland Snipe” of Latham 1801 (syn. Gallinago hardwickii).
● Australia; ex “Pacific Paroquet (var.)” of Phillip 1789 (syn. Glossopsitta concinna).
● Australia; ex “New Holland Pelican” of Latham 1824 (syn. Pelecanus conspicillatus).
● Australia; ex “Cold-river Goatsucker” of Latham 1823 (syn. Podargus strigoides).
● Australia; ex “New Holland Quail” of Latham 1802 (Synoicus).
● Tasmania; ex Brown MS (syn. Lathamus discolor).
● Dusky Sound, New Zealand (syn. Nestor meridionalis).
● Staten I., off Tierra del Fuego (= Isla de los Estados, Argentina); ex “Statenland Eagle” of Latham 1781 (Phalcoboenus).
● Christmas I.; ex "Southern Tern" of Latham 1785 (syn. Procelsterna caerulea) (so identified by Stresemann 1950).
● Kerguelen I.; ex “Southern Tern” of Latham 1785 (?syn. Sterna vittata).
● Madagascar; ex “Palumbus viridis Madagascariensis” of Brisson 1760 (Treron).
● Erroneous TL. Sandwich Is. (= Samoa); ex “Blue-crested Parrakeet” of Latham 1781 (Vini).
● Tierra del Fuego; ex “Rusty-collared Finch” of Latham 1783 (subsp. Zonotrichia capensis).