Greater White-fronted Goose / Anser albifrons

Greater White-fronted Goose / Anser albifrons

Greater White-fronted Goose

SCI Name:  Anser albifrons
Protonym:  Branta albifrons AnnusIHist.-Nat. p.69
Category:  Anseriformes / Anatidae /
Taxonomy Code:  gwfgoo
Type Locality:  Northern Italy?.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1769
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

ANSER
(Anatidae; Ϯ Grey-lag Goose A. anser) L. anser, anseris  goose; the Grey-lag Goose is the wild ancestor of European domestic geese, the Swan Goose A. cygnoides having played the same rôle for Chinese domestic geese; "Anser. Genus 106.  ...  Genus Anserinum.  Genre de l'Oye.  ... Tous les Oiseaux de ce genre ont une petite membrane tout le long du côté intérieur du doigt intérieur. Ils ont aussi la partie inférieure des jambes dégarnie de plumes.   ...   **1. L'OYE DOMESTIQUE.  Anser versicolor . . .ANSER DOMESTICUS." (Brisson 1760): based on numerous descriptions of domestic and wild geese, including "Anser domesticus" and "Anser ferus" of Gessner 1555, "Anser vulgaris" of Linnaeus 1748, and Anser ferus Linnaeus, 1758; "Anser Brisson, Orn., 1, 1760, p. 58. Type, by tautonymy, Anser domesticus = Anser anser Linné." (Peters, 1931, I, p. 146).   
Synon. Chen, Chionochen, Cygnopsis, Eulabeia, Exanthemops, Marilochen, Melanonyx, Philacte, Sarcopogon.

anser
L. anser, anseris  goose; "61. ANAS.  ...  Anser.  7. A. rostro semicylindrico, corpore supra cinereo subtus pallidiore, collo striato. Fn. svec. 90.   α. Anser ferus. Gesn. av. 158. Aldr. orn. l. 19. c. 18. Will. orn. 274. t. 69. Raj. av. 136.   β. Anser domesticus. Gesn. av. 141. Will. orn. 273. t. 75. Raj. av. 136.   γ. Anser canadensis fuscus maculatus. Edw. av. 153. t. 153.  Habitat in Europa & America maxime borealiCollum striatum. Annulus albus ad basin rostri in spontaneo; migrat per phalanges; filo arcetur. Mas 1 feminis 4; inde Pennæ, Plumæ, Anser durateus, Jus spartanum, Jecur sicatum." (Linnaeus 1758) (Anser).

albifrons
L. albus  white; frons, frontis  forehead, brow.
● ex “White-fronted Owl” of Latham 1787 (syn. Aegolius acadicus).
● ex “White-crowned Parrot” of Latham 1781 (Amazona).
● ex “Cola aguda vientre de canela” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 234 (Donacospiza).
● ex “White-fronted Thrush” of Latham 1783 (syn. Miro australis).
● ex “White-faced Manakin” of Edwards 1764 (Pithys).

SUBSPECIES

Greater White-fronted Goose (Greenland)
SCI Name: Anser albifrons flavirostris
flavirostre / flavirostris
L. flavus  yellow, golden-yellow; -rostris  -billed  < rostrum  beak.
● ex “Pato pico amarillo y negro” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 439 (Anas).
● "98. FRINGILLA.  ...  flavirostris.  21. F. fusca, rostro flavicante. Faun. svec. 204.  Habitat in Europa." (Linnaeus 1758) (Linaria).
● ex “Favorite de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 897, “Favorite” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Favourite Gallinule” of Latham 1785 (Porphyrio).

Greater White-fronted Goose (Eurasian)
SCI Name: Anser albifrons albifrons
albifrons
L. albus  white; frons, frontis  forehead, brow.
● ex “White-fronted Owl” of Latham 1787 (syn. Aegolius acadicus).
● ex “White-crowned Parrot” of Latham 1781 (Amazona).
● ex “Cola aguda vientre de canela” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 234 (Donacospiza).
● ex “White-fronted Thrush” of Latham 1783 (syn. Miro australis).
● ex “White-faced Manakin” of Edwards 1764 (Pithys).

Greater White-fronted Goose (Western)
SCI Name: Anser albifrons gambelli/sponsa
ANSER
(Anatidae; Ϯ Grey-lag Goose A. anser) L. anser, anseris  goose; the Grey-lag Goose is the wild ancestor of European domestic geese, the Swan Goose A. cygnoides having played the same rôle for Chinese domestic geese; "Anser. Genus 106.  ...  Genus Anserinum.  Genre de l'Oye.  ... Tous les Oiseaux de ce genre ont une petite membrane tout le long du côté intérieur du doigt intérieur. Ils ont aussi la partie inférieure des jambes dégarnie de plumes.   ...   **1. L'OYE DOMESTIQUE.  Anser versicolor . . .ANSER DOMESTICUS." (Brisson 1760): based on numerous descriptions of domestic and wild geese, including "Anser domesticus" and "Anser ferus" of Gessner 1555, "Anser vulgaris" of Linnaeus 1748, and Anser ferus Linnaeus, 1758; "Anser Brisson, Orn., 1, 1760, p. 58. Type, by tautonymy, Anser domesticus = Anser anser Linné." (Peters, 1931, I, p. 146).   
Synon. Chen, Chionochen, Cygnopsis, Eulabeia, Exanthemops, Marilochen, Melanonyx, Philacte, Sarcopogon.

Greater White-fronted Goose (Tule)
SCI Name: Anser albifrons elgasi
elgasi
Robert Elgas (1920-2010) US ornithologist (subsp. Anser albifrons).