Australian Shoveler / Spatula rhynchotis

Australian Shoveler / Spatula rhynchotis

Australian Shoveler

SCI Name:  Spatula rhynchotis
Protonym:  Anas Rhynchotis Suppl.ind.orn. p.lxx
Category:  Anseriformes / Anatidae /
Taxonomy Code:  aussho1
Type Locality:  New South Wales.
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Publish Year:  1801
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DEFINITIONS

SPATULA
(Anatidae; Ϯ Northern Shoveler S. clypeata) L. spatula  spoon  < dim. spatha  spatula  < Gr. σπαθη spathē  spatula; "The Shoveler. Anas clypeata Germanis  ...  its Bill is three Inches long, coal black, much broader towards the Tip than at the Base, excavated like a Buckler, of a round Circumference" (Albin 1731); "[Anas] clypeata.  16. A[nas]. rostri extremo dilatato rotundato, ungue incurvo" (Linnaeus 1758); "71. Familie. Enten, Anas.  ...  152. Gattung.  Spatula.   388. clypeata." (Boie 1822); "Spatula Boie, Isis von Oken, 1822, col. 564. Type, by monotypy, Anas clypeata Linné." (Peters 1931, I, 169).
Synon. Adelonetta, Clypeata, Cyanopterus, PterocyaneaPunanetta, Querquedula, Rhynchaspis, Rhynchoplatus.

rhynchotis
Gr. ῥυγχος rhunkhos bill; -οτης -otēs resembling < ειδος eidos likeness; ex “New Holland Shoveler” of Latham (1801: “rostrum apice dilatatum ut in A. discorde [= Spatula discors]; an ejusdem varietas?”) (Spatula).

RHYNCHOTUS
(Tinamidae; Ϯ Red-winged Tinamou R. rufescens) Gr. ῥυγχος rhunkhos  bill; -οτης -otēs  featuring; "GENUS 2.  RHYNCHOTUS.  Rostro elongato, corneo, haud alto, subarcuato, apice convexo, acuto, nec curvo, nec lateraliter sulcato; naribus fere basalibus; digito postico elevato, breviusculo; genibus nudis; tarsis antice scutato-fasciatis, postice reticulatis.   SPECIES 1.  RHYNCHOTUS FASCIATUS." (von Spix 1825); "Rhynchotus Spix, Av. Bras., 2, 1825, p. 60, pl. 76c. Type, by monotypy, Rhynchotus fasciatus Spix = Tinamus rufescens Temminck." (Peters 1931, I, 23).
Var. Rhynchotis (Gr. ωτις ōtis bustard), Rhyncotus, Rhinchotus.
Synon. Nothurus.