Bronze-winged Jacana / Metopidius indicus

Bronze-winged Jacana / Metopidius indicus

Bronze-winged Jacana

SCI Name:  Metopidius indicus
Protonym:  Parra indica IndexOrn. 2 p.765
Taxonomy:  Charadriiformes / Jacanidae /
Taxonomy Code:  brwjac1
Type Locality:  India.
Publish Year:  1790
IUCN Status:  


(Jacanidae; Ϯ Bronze-winged Jaçana M. indicus) Gr. μετωπιδιος metōpidios  on the forehead  < μετωπον metōpon  forehead, brow  < μετα meta  between; ωψ ōps, ωπος ōpos  eye; "Genus Metopidius Wagl., Stirnschild. (Genus novum.)  Grundformen dieser Sippe sind: Lathams Parra africana und Cuviers Parra aenea, beyde aus Africa. Der Flügeldorn sehit, oder es ist an dessen Stelle nur ein stumpfer Höcker vorhanden. Ein aufliegendes Stirnschild wie bey Fulica u.s.w." (Wagler 1832); "Metopidius Wagler, Isis von Oken, 1832, col. 279. Type, by subsequent designation, Parra aenea Cuvier = Parra indica Latham. (Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 71.)" (Peters 1934, II, 228).

L. Indicus  Indian  < India  India. In early ornithology the term Indiis was also applied to the East Indies and, less frequently, to the West Indies and the Guianas.
● India and Tibet; ex “Barred-headed Goose” of Latham 1787 (Anser).
● Erroneous TL. India (= South Carolina) (syn. Baeolophus bicolor).
● Java; ex “Javan Hawk” of Latham 1781 (Butastur).
● ex “Indian Goatsucker” of Latham 1787 (Caprimulgus).
● ex “Drongolon” of Levaillant 1805, pl. 174, and “Long-tailed Shrike” of Latham 1822 (syn. Dicrurus macrocercus).
● ex "Psittaca indica coccinea” of Brisson, “Perruche des Indes orientales” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 143, “Lori Perruche violet et rouge” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Indian Lory” of Latham 1781 (syn. Eos histrio).
● ex “Lohaujung Heron” of Latham 1787 (syn. Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus).
● ex “Eastern black Cuckow” of Lastham 1787 (syn. Eudynamys scolopaceus).
● ex “Grand Vautour des Indes” of Sonnerat 1782 (Gyps).
● ex “Indian Curucui” of Latham 1787 (?syn. Harpactes fasciatus).
● ex “Merle des Indes orientales” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 273, fig. 2 (syn. Lalage nigra).
● ex “Smallest red and green Indian Paroquet” of Edwards 1743-1751, “Psittacula indica” of Brisson 1760, and “Red and green indian Parrot” of Latham 1781 (syn. Loriculus beryllinus).
● ex “Indian Jacana” of Latham 1787 (Metopidius).
● ex “Little Hawk Owl of Ceylon” of Pennant 1769, and “Indian Eared Owl” of Latham 1781 (syn. Otus bakkamoena).
● ex “Gélinote des Indes” of Sonnerat 1776, and “Indian Grous” of Latham 1783 (Pterocles).
● ex “White-chinned Bustard” of Latham 1783, and “Passarage Bustard” of Latham 1787 (Sypheotides).
● ex “Rossignol de muraille des Indes” of Sonnerat 1782 (Tarsiger).
● ex “Bécassine blanche des Indes” of Sonnerat 1776, and “White indian Snipe” of Latham 1785 (?Tringa erythropus).
● Erroneous TL. India (= Gamtoos River, Cape Province, South Africa); ex “Indian Coly” of Latham 1787 (Urocolius).
● ex “Vanneau armé des Indes” of de Buffon 1770-1785 (Vanellus).
● ex “Little redwinged Parrakeet” of Edwards 1758-1764, and “Psittaca indica” of Brisson 1760 (unident.).
● India; ex “Sicrin” of Levaillant 1801, pl. 82 (artefact).