Greater Flamingo / Phoenicopterus roseus

Greater Flamingo / Phoenicopterus roseus

Greater Flamingo

SCI Name:  Phoenicopterus roseus
Protonym:  Phoenicopterus roseus Zoogr.Rosso-Asiat. 2 p.207
Category:  Phoenicopteriformes / Phoenicopteridae /
Taxonomy Code:  grefla3
Type Locality:  ad ostia Volgae et Rhymni'' = Ural River.
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Publish Year:  1811
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

PHOENICOPTERUS
(Phoenicopteridae; Ϯ American Flamingo P. ruber) L. phoenicopterus  flamingo  < Gr. φοινικοπτερος phoinikopteros  flamingo  < φοινιξ phoinix, φοινικος phoinikos  crimson; -πτερος -pteros  -winged  < πτερον pteron  wing; despite its erratic appearance and breeding habits, the Greater Flamingo P. roseus was well known to the ancients, and served up as a delicacy at the tables of the wealthy; "72. PHOENICOPTERUS.  Rostrum denudatum, infracto-incurvatum.  Pedes palmati, tetradactyli." (Linnaeus 1758); "Phoenicopterus Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat., ed. 10, p. 139. Type, by monotypy, Phoenicopterus ruber Linnaeus." (Kahl in Peters 1979, I, ed. 2, 269). Linnaeus's Phoenicopterus comprised a single species. 
Var. Phönicopterus, Phenicopterus, Phaenicopterus.
Synon. Gervaisia, HarrisonavisPhoenicorodias.

phoenicopterus
Gr. φοινικοπτερος phoinikopteros  red-feathered  < φοινιξ phoinix, φοινικος phoinikos  crimson; -πτερος -pteros  -winged  < πτερον pteron  wing.
● ex “Purple-shouldered Pigeon” of Latham 1787 (Treron).

roseus
L. roseus  rosy, roseate, rosaceous  < rosa  rose.
● "95. TURDUS.  ...  roseus.  11. T. subincarnatus, capite alis caudaque nigris, occipite cristato.  Merula rosea. Aldr. orn. l. 16. c. 15. Will. orn. 143. Raj. av. 67. Edw. av. 20. t. 20.  Turdus roseus, capite ex nigro cæruleo & cirrho retro compto, alis & cauda nigris. Klein. av. 71.  Habitat in Lapponia, Helvetia." (Linnaeus 1758) (Pastor).
● ex “Pelican rose de l’isle de Luçon” of Sonnerat 1776, and “Rose-coloured Pelican” of Latham 1785 (syn. Pelecanus onocrotalus).