Emperor Penguin / Aptenodytes forsteri

Emperor Penguin / Aptenodytes forsteri

Emperor Penguin

SCI Name:  Aptenodytes forsteri
Protonym:  Aptenodytes forsteri Ann.Mag.Nat.Hist.(1), 13 p.315
Category:  Sphenisciformes / Spheniscidae /
Taxonomy Code:  emppen1
Type Locality:  no locality; antarctic seas, G. R. Gray, 1844, List Birds Brit. Mus., pt. 3, p. 156.
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Publish Year:  1844
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DEFINITIONS

APTENODYTES
(Spheniscidae; Ϯ King Penguin A. patagonicus) Gr. απτην aptēn, απτηνος aptēnos  unwinged, wingless  < negative prefix α- a- ; πτηνος ptēnos  winged; δυτης dutēs  diver  < δυω duō  to plunge; "TABULA XXIII.   Fig. A.   APTENODYTES patagonica.   LIN. Syst. Nat.  Classis I.  Genus I.  Spec.   Habitat in Mari antarctico." (J. F. Miller 1778); "Aptenodytes J. F. Miller, Icon. Anim., 1778, pl. 23. Type, by monotypy, Aptenodytes patagonica Miller." (Peters, 1931, I, p. 29). 
Var. Apteniodytes, Aptenodita, Aptenodites, Aptenodyta, Apterodita, Apterodytes.
Synon. Eriornis, Pinguinaria.

forsteri / forsterii / forsterorum
● Johann Reinhold Forster (1729-1798) German naturalist who accompanied Captain James Cook on his three-year voyage of discovery 1772-1775 (?syn. Aerodramus leucophaeus, syn. Chionis alba, ‡syn. Cyanoramphus zealandicus, syn. Ducula aurorae, syn. Ducula forsteni, syn. Ducula pacifica, syn. Gerygone flavolateralis, syn. Halobaena caerulea, syn. Hypotaenidia philippensis ecaudata, subsp. Larus novaehollandiae, syn. Pachyptila vittata, syn. Ptilinopus porphyraceusSterna, syn. Todiramphus sanctus vagans).
● Johann Reinhold Forster (1729-1798) and his son Johann Georg Adam Forster (1754-1794) German naturalist and artist respectively aboard Cook’s HMS Resolution voyage of discovery 1772-1775 (Aptenodytes, syn. Hymenolaimus malacorhynchus, syn. Macronectes giganteus, syn. Petroica macrocephala, syn. Ramphastos tucanus cuvieri (ex “Grand Toucan à gorge orange” of Levaillant 1806)).
● See: forsteni