Bristle-thighed Curlew / Numenius tahitiensis

Bristle-thighed Curlew / Numenius tahitiensis

Bristle-thighed Curlew

SCI Name:  Numenius tahitiensis
Protonym:  Scolopax tahitiensis Syst.Nat. 1 pt2 p.656
Category:  Charadriiformes / Scolopacidae /
Taxonomy Code:  brtcur
Type Locality:  Tahiti, Society Islands, based on the Otaheite Curlew of Latham, Gen. Syn., 3, pt. 1, p. 122, no. 4.
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Publish Year:  1789
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DEFINITIONS

NUMENIUS
(Scolopacidae; Ϯ Eurasian Curlew N. arquata) Gr. νουμηνιος noumēnios  bird mentioned by Hesychius, traditionally associated with the curlew by reason of its crescent-shaped bill  < νουμηνια noumēnia  new moon  < νεος neos  new; μηνη mēnē, μηνης mēnēs  moon (cf. L. numen, numinis  nodding with the head  < nuere  to nod, to consent); "Numenius. Genus 78.  ...  Genus Numenii ...  Rostrum deorsum arcuatum  ...  **1. LE COURLY.  ...  NUMENIUS" (Brisson 1760): based on "Numenius" and "Arquata" of Gessner 1555, and other authors, and Scolopax Arquata Linnaeus, 1758; "Numenius Brisson, Orn., 1760, 1, p. 48; 5, p. 311. Type, by tautonymy, Numenius Brisson = Scolopax arquata Linné." (Peters 1934, II, 260); "Numenius Brisson, Orn., 1, p. 48, 5, p. 311, 1760—type, by tautonymy, "Numenius" Brisson = Scolopax torquata [sic] Linnaeus." (Hellmayr & Conover, 1948, XIII, 90).
Var. Neomenius, Numerius, Numineus, Neumenius.
Synon. Arquata, Cracticornis, MesoscolopaxMicronumenius, Palnumenius, Phaeopus, Zarapita.

tahitica / tahiticus / tahitiensis / tahitina / tahitius
Tahiti (formerly known as Otaheite).
● ex “Otaheite Swallow” of Latham 1783 (Hirundo).
● ex “Otaheite Curlew” of Latham 1785 (Numenius).
● ex “Coucou brun varié de noir” of de Buffon 1770-1783, “Ara Wereroa” of Cook 1777, and “Society Cuckow” of Latham 1782 (syn. Urodynamis taitensis).
● ex “Otaheite Rail” of Latham 1783 (syn. Zapornia tabuensis).