Black-fronted Dotterel / Elseyornis melanops

Black-fronted Dotterel / Elseyornis melanops

Black-fronted Dotterel

SCI Name:  Elseyornis melanops
Protonym:  Charadrius melanops Nouv.Dict.Hist.Nat. 27 p.139
Category:  Charadriiformes / Charadriidae /
Taxonomy Code:  blfdot1
Type Locality:  ' Terres Australes '' = New South Wales apud Mathews.
Publish Year:  1818
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(Charadriidae; Ϯ Black-fronted Dotterel E. melanops) Genus Elseya Mathews, 1913, dotterel; Gr. ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "ELSEYORNIS, nom. nov. must replace Elseya Mathews.  I introduced the latter name in the Birds of Australia, Vol. II, pp. 125, 135, 1913, for Charadrius melanops Vieillot, but through an unfortunate oversight did not recognise its invalidity by its prior use by Grandidier, Revue de Zool., p. 232, 1867.  The species name must read Elseyornis melanops, the two subspecies admitted being Elseyornis m. melanops and E. m. russatus." (Mathews 1914); "Elseyornis Mathews, Austr. Av. Rec. vol. ii. p. 87, Sept. 24th, 1914: new name for Elseya Mathews, 1913, not Grandidier, 1867.  Type (by original designation): Charadrius melanops Vieillot." (Mathews, 1927, Syst. Av. Austral., I, p. 162).
Var. Elsyornis.
Synon. Elseya.

Gr. μελας melas, μελανος melanos  black; ωψ ōps, ωπος ōpos  face.
● ex “Rollier à Masque Noir” or “Kaialora de la Nouvelle Hollande” of Levaillant 1802, and “Black-faced Crow” of Latham 1802 (subsp. Coracina novaehollandiae).
● ex “Streaked Falcon” of Latham 1787 (Leucopternis).
● ex “Ypacahá cara negra” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 373 (Porphyriops).
● ex “Lindo pardo copete amarillo” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 101 (Trichothraupis).