Cape Shoveler / Spatula smithii

Cape Shoveler / Spatula smithii

Cape Shoveler

SCI Name:  Spatula smithii
Protonym:  Spatula smithii Kat.Vogel.Mus.Senck.naturfor.Frankfurt p.231,note
Taxonomy:  Anseriformes / Anatidae /
Taxonomy Code:  capsho1
Type Locality:  Cape Province.
Publish Year:  1891
IUCN Status:  


(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.

● Sir Andrew Smith (1797-1872) Scottish zoologist, ethnologist, explorer in South Africa, first Superintendent of Cape Town Mus. 1825 (syn. Accipiter melanoleucus, syn. Anthoscopus minutus, syn. Campethera abingoni suahelica, syn. Cisticola aberrans, syn. Falco rupicoloides, subsp. Lanius collaris, syn. Merops bullockoides, syn. Rhinopomastus cyanomelasSpatula, subsp. Terpsiphone rufiventer).
● Sir James Edward Smith (1759-1828) English botanist, first President of the Linnean Society of London (syn. Ailuroedus crassirostris, Geophaps).
● Prof. Christen Smith (1785-1816) Norwegian botanist, naturalist, collector in the Canaries 1815, Cape Verdes, and the Congo 1816  (Hirundo).
● Dr Arthur Donaldson-Smith (1864-1939) US big-game hunter, naturalist, collector in Abyssinia and Somaliland 1894-1895 (subsp. Turdoides leucopygia).
● see smithi