Falkland Steamer-Duck / Tachyeres brachypterus

Falkland Steamer-Duck / Tachyeres brachypterus

Falkland Steamer-Duck

SCI Name:  Tachyeres brachypterus
Protonym:  Anas brachyptera IndexOrn. 2 p.834
Taxonomy:  Anseriformes / Anatidae /
Taxonomy Code:  falstd1
Type Locality:  Falkland Islands.
Publish Year:  1790
IUCN Status:  


(Anatidae; Ϯ Falkland Flightless Steamer Duck T. brachypterus) Gr. ταχυηρης takhuērēs  fast rowing  < ταχυς takhus  fast; ερσσω eressō  to row; "the flightless Duck (Tachyeres2 brachypterus, Latham) of Magellan's Strait.   ...   2The generic name Micropterus, applied by Lesson in 1831 to the Anas brachyptera of Latham, was bespoken by Lacépède, in 1802, for a genus of Fishes. Microptera was applied by Gravenhorst, in the same year, to a family of pentamerous Coleoptera, and by Robin, in 1830, to a genus of Diptera. Micropteryx was given by Hübner, in 1816, to a genus of Lepidoptera, and by Agassiz, in 1829, to a genus of Fishes. The name above proposed for a subgeneric type of Anatidæ, as well-marked as any of those to which terms indicative of such distinction have been applied, is derived from ταχυηρης, swift rower, and relates to the characteristic movements of Latham's species in water, which has obtained for it, from navigators, the name of "Steamer Duck." (Owen 1875); "Tachyeres Owen, Trans. Zoöl. Soc. London, 9, 1875, p. 254. Type, by monotypy, Anas brachyptera Latham." (Peters 1931, I, 176).
Synon. MicroaMicropterus.

Gr. βραχυπτερος brakhupteros  short-winged  < βραχυς brakhus  short; -πτερος -pteros  -winged  < πτερον pteron  wing.
● ex “Pavaneur” of Levaillant 1802 (syn. Acrocephalus schoenobaenus).
● ex “Short-winged Thrush” of Latham 1801 (Dasyornis).
● ex “Loggerhead Goose” of Latham 1785 (Tachyeres).

(Falconidaesyn. Micrastur Ϯ Collared Forest Falcon M. semitorquatus) Specific name Falco brachypterus Temminck, 1822 (= syn. Micrastur semitorquatus); "LES BRACHYPTÈRES (1)  Forment une petite tribu qui s'éloigne des éperviers ordinaires par quelques traits de physionomie  ... leurs ailes sont courtes ou dépassent à peine le croupion  ... Le type de cette tribu est l'autour brachyptère de M. Temminck  ... (1) Brachypterus, Less." (Lesson 1838); "Brachypterus (not of Latreille, 1819, nor of Kugelann, 1794) Lesson, Compl. Buffon, 7, p. 113, 1836—type, by tautonymy, Falco brachypterus Temminck = Sparvius semitorquatus Vieillot." (Hellmayr and Conover, 1949, Cat. Birds Americas, Pt. I (4), p. 242).
Var. Brachypteryx.

(Locustellidae; Ϯ Little Rush-warbler B. baboecala) Gr. βραδυς bradus  slow, sluggish; -πτερος -pteros  -winged  < πτερον pteron  wing; "BRADYPTETUS, Sw.  General size and habit of Curuca. The bill distinctly notched. Wings short; the three first quills equally graduated. Tail rounded; the feathers remarkably broad and soft. Feet large, strong, and robust; the lateral toes equal. Claws slender, slightly curved.   Africa.  B. platyurus. Ois. d'Af. pl. 122.   ...   [Index] Bradypterus, Sw." (Swainson 1837); "Bradyptetus [sic] Swainson, 1837, Nat. Hist. Class. Birds, 2, p. 241, Bradypterus in index, p. 379. Type, by monotypy, Bradyptetus platyurus Swainson = Sylvia baboaecala Vieillot." (Traylor in Peters 1986, XI, 17).   
Var. Bradyptetus (original spelling), ?Bradyptetes.   
Synon. Androphilus, Caffrillas, Dromaeocercus, Dumeticola, Pseudotharrhaleus, Sathrocercus, Stasiasticus, Sylvaticus, Tribura.
● (Muscicapidae; syn. Hodgsonius White-bellied Redstart H. phaenicuroides). "Bradypterus phænicuroides, [drawing no.] 817." (Hodgson 1844); "Bradypterus Hodgson, 1844, in Gray's Zool. Miscellany, p. 83 (nom. nud.) (not of Swainson, 1837).  Type, by monotypy, Bradypterus phaenicuroides  "Hodgs." Gray, 1847." (JAJ 2021) (see Bradybates).
Var. Brachypterus.