Horned Screamer / Anhima cornuta

Horned Screamer / Anhima cornuta

Horned Screamer

SCI Name:  Anhima cornuta
Protonym:  Palamedea cornuta Syst.Nat.ed.12 ed.12 p.232
Taxonomy:  Anseriformes / Anhimidae /
Taxonomy Code:  horscr1
Type Locality:  Brazil.
Publish Year:  1766
IUCN Status:  


(Anhimidae; Ϯ Horned Screamer A. cornuta) Tupí names Anhuma or Inhuma  black bird, for the screamer or some other large bird; despite their strange, gamebird-like appearance the screamers are primitive Anseriformes, related to the Magpie Goose Anseranas and wildfowl Anatidae; "Anhima. Genre 86.  ...  Le Genre du Kamichy. (1).  ...  (1) Kamichy, nom que les habitans de la Guiane donnent à l'espece de ce genre.    Genus Anhimæ. (1).  ...  (1) Anhima, nomen hujus generis speciei a Brasiliensibus inditum.  ...  **1. LE KAMICHY.  ...  ANHIMA." (Brisson 1760): based on "Anhima" of Marcgrave 1648, Jonston 1650, Willughby 1676, and Ray 1713, "Bambiaya" of de Laet 1633, "Kamichy" and "Aquila aquatica" of Barrère 1741, "Aquila Americana" of Barrère 1745, "Cahuitahu" of La Condamine 1745, and "Palamedæa" of Möhring 1752; "Anhima Brisson, Orn., 1, 1760, p. 48; 5, 1760, p. 518. Type, by tautonymy, Anhima [anhima] = Palamedea cornuta Linné." (Peters, 1931, I, p. 142). 
Synon. Palamedea.

cornuta / cornutus
L. cornutus  horned  < cornu  horn (cf. Med. L. cornutus  mitred, exalted).
● ex “Anhima” of Marcgrave 1648, and “Kamichy” of Brisson 1760 (Anhima).
● ex “Horned Parrot” of Latham 1781 (Eunymphicus).
● ex “Eared or Horned Dobchick” of Edwards 1747, and “Horned Grebe” of Pennant 1785, and Latham 1785 (subsp. Podiceps auritus).