Australian Shelduck / Tadorna tadornoides

Australian Shelduck / Tadorna tadornoides

Australian Shelduck

SCI Name:  Tadorna tadornoides
Protonym:  Anas tadornoides Ill.Orn. 2 pl.62,text
Category:  Anseriformes / Anatidae /
Taxonomy Code:  ausshe1
Type Locality:  New South Wales.
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Publish Year:  1828
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DEFINITIONS

TADORNA
(Anatidae; Ϯ Common Shelduck T. tadorna) Specific name Anas tadorna Linnaeus, 1758; "die Brandente (Tadorna familiaris)  ...  125. Tadorna familiaris. — Anas tadorna id. [Lin.]" (Boie 1822); "Base of the bill feathered.  206. TADORNA.  Shielddrake.  Bill broad at the end, hollow in the middle, and raised into a tubercle at the base.  A. Tadorna." (Fleming 1822); "Tadorna Fleming, Philos. Zoöl., 2, 1822, p. 260. Type, by tautonymy, Anas tadorna Linné." (Peters 1931, 1, 157); "Tadorna Boie, 1822 (before May), Tagebuch Reise Norwegen, pp. 140, 351. Type, by tautonymy, Tadorna familiaris Boie = Anas tadorna Linnaeus." (Johnsgard in Peters 1979, 1, ed. 2, 449).
Var. Todarna, Tadoma, Tradena.
Synon. BalcanasCasarca, Nettalopex, Pseudotadorna, Rhynchoceros, Vulpanser, Zesarkaca.

tadorna
French name Tadorne for a shelduck (Tadorne de Belon is the Common Shelduck)  < Mid. French names Tadorne and Tadourne for a type of duck. According to BOU 1915 “Tadorna” is an Italian word; "61. ANAS.  ...  Tadorna.  3. A. rostro simo, fronte compressa, corpore albo variegato.  Anas albo-variegata, pectoris lateribus ferrugineis, abdomine longitudinaliter cinereo-maculato. Fn. svec. 93.  Anas Tadorna dicta. It. scan. 212.* It. Wgot. 214.  Tadorna s. Vulpanser. Will. orn. 278. t. 70. 71. Raj. av. 140.  Vulpanser. Alb. av. I. p. 90. t. 94.  Brandgaas. Clus. exot. 368.  Habitat in Europæ maritimis." (Linnaeus 1758) (Tadorna).

tadornoides
Specific name Anas tadorna Linnaeus, 1758; Gr. -οιδης -oidēs  resembling; "ANAS TADORNOIDES, (NOBIS).   New Holland Sheldrake.   PLATE LXII.   A. capite remigibus caudaque nigris, pectore, inferiore colli, castaneis; collum cingulo albo; dorso abdomineque nigris, albo castaneoque pulcherrime sparsis.   New Holland Shieldrake, Lath. Gen. Hist. vol. x. p. 306.   In the shape, size, and and somewhat in the distribution of colouring, it resembles the Sheldrake, but wants all the real characters which belong to this group." (Jardine & Selby 1828) (Tadorna).