Brolga / Antigone rubicunda

Brolga / Antigone rubicunda

Brolga

SCI Name:  Antigone rubicunda
Protonym:  Ardea rubicunda Arcana pt6 pl.22
Category:  Gruiformes / Gruidae /
Taxonomy Code:  brolga1
Type Locality:  Botany Bay, New South Wales.
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Publish Year:  1810
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DEFINITIONS

ANTIGONE
(Gruidae; Ϯ Sarus Crane A. antigone) Specific name Ardea antigone Linnaeus, 1758; "Genera et Species typicae.  ...  3 *Antigone RCHB. torquata (Grus — Vieill.) R.  Ic. Av. t. 214, ic. 428. t. 218. ic. 1239—40." (Reichenbach 1852); "Antigone Reichenbach, 1853, Avium Systema Naturale, p. XXIII.  Type, by original designation and tautonymy, Grus torquata Vieillot, 1817 = Ardea antigone Linnaeus, 1758." (JAJ 2020). 
Var. AntigonaAngigone.
Synon. Baeopteryx.

antigone
Gr. myth. Antigone, daughter of King Laomedon of Troy, who was metamorphosed into a stork for presuming to compare herself to the goddess Hera. Linnaeus confused this myth with that of Gerana, princess of the pygmies, who was changed into a crane by Hera for committing the same lèse-majesté; "76. ARDEA.  ...  Antigone.  6. A. capite nudo collarique papillosos, corpore cinerea, remigibus nigris.  Grus major indica. Edw. av. 45. t. 45.  Habitat in Asia.  Pone oculos macula parva alba, & vertex albus." (Linnaeus 1758) (Antigone).

rubicunda
L. rubicundus  ruddy, red  < rubere  to be red  < ruber  red, ruddy.