Freckled Duck / Stictonetta naevosa

Freckled Duck / Stictonetta naevosa

Freckled Duck

SCI Name:  Stictonetta naevosa
Protonym:  Anas naevosa Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1840) (1840), Pt8 no.95 p.177
Category:  Anseriformes / Anatidae /
Taxonomy Code:  freduc1
Type Locality:  Western Australia.
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Publish Year:  1841
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DEFINITIONS

STICTONETTA
(Anatidae; Ϯ Freckled Duck S. naevosa) Gr. στικτος stiktos  spotted  < στιζω stizō  to tattoo; νηττα nētta  duck; "Genera et Species typicae.  ...  1. Marecinae  ...  b. *Stictonetta Rchb. naevosa (Anas — Gould. Tad. — Gray.) R.  Ic. Av. t. 93. ic. 431." (Reichenbach 1852).

naevosa / naevosus
Mod. L. naevosus heavily spotted < L. naevus spot; suffix -osus abundance.