Christmas Island Frigatebird / Fregata andrewsi

Christmas Island Frigatebird / Fregata andrewsi

Christmas Island Frigatebird

SCI Name:  Fregata andrewsi
Protonym:  Fregata andrewsi AustralAv.Rec. 2 p.120
Category:  Suliformes / Fregatidae /
Taxonomy Code:  chifri1
Type Locality:  Christmas Island, Indian Ocean.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1914
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

FREGATA
(Fregatidae; Ϯ Ascension Frigatebird F. aquila) French mariners’ name Frégate for the swift, rapacious frigatebirds  < frégate  frigate, warship (originally based on Italian fregata, etymology unknown); "95. FRÉGATTE. Fregata. { Le bec long et très-crochu vers son extrémité." (de Lacépède 1799); "Fregata Lacépède, Tabl. Ois., 1799, p. 15. Type, by subsequent designation, Pelecanus aquila Linné. (Daudin, Hist. Nat. Buffon, ed. Didot, Quadr., 14, 1802, p. 317.)" (Peters, 1931, I, p. 95).   
Var. Fregatta, Gregata.   
Synon. Aquilus, Atagen, Parvifregata, Pelecanus, Tachypetes.

fregata
● German Fregatte  frigate (and other European equivalents (see Fregata)) (syn. Fregetta grallaria, syn. Fregetta tropica).
● ex “Hirundo americana” of de Rochefort 1658, and “Fregata marina apus, subtus alba, superne nigra” of Barrère 1745 (syn. Pelagodroma marina).

andrewsi
● Dr Roy Chapman Andrews (1884-1960) US palaeontologist, archaeologist, zoologist, collector, explorer (subsp. Chrysocolaptes guttacristatus, syn. Megalurus palustris toklao).
● Dr Charles William Andrews (1866-1924) British palaeontologist at BMNH, collector on Christmas Island 1897, 1908 (Fregata, subsp. Hypotaenidia philippensis).