Indian Pond-Heron / Ardeola grayii

Indian Pond-Heron / Ardeola grayii

Indian Pond-Heron

SCI Name:  Ardeola grayii
Protonym:  Ardea Grayii Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt2 no.23 p.158
Category:  Pelecaniformes / Ardeidae /
Taxonomy Code:  inpher1
Type Locality:  Dukhun.
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Publish Year:  1832
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

ARDEOLA
(Ardeidae; Squacco Heron A. ralloides) L. ardeola or ardiola  little heron  < dim. ardea  heron (cf. Late Gr. αρδεολη ardeolē  heron); "52. Familie. Reiher, Ardea.  ...   103. Gattung. Ardeola.5   266. ralloides.   ...  5 Kennzeichen der Gattung: die kurzen Füße" (Boie 1822); "Ardeola Boie, Isis, 1822, col. 559.  Type, by monotypy, Ardea ralloides Scopoli." (Peters, 1931, I, p. 107).   
Synon. Buphus, Cancrophagus, Erythocnus.
• (syn. Ixobrychus † Least Bittern I. exilis) "46.  ARDEA.   ...   SUBGENUS III.  ARDEOLA.   ...  Smallest of the genus.  ...  236. ARDEA EXILIS, Gm.  ...  Least Bittern, Ardea exilis, Wils. viii. p. 37. pl. 65. fig. 4.  ...  The smallest of the genus: closely related to A. minuta of Europe, from which it is hardly distinguished but by its inferior size." (Bonaparte 1828); "Ardeola Bonaparte, Ann. Lyc. Nat. Hist. New York, vol. ii. p. 307, 1828 [November 1827].  Type (by monotypy): Ardea exilis Gmelin.  Not of Boie, Isis, heft v. col. 559, 1822, May." (Mathews, 1927, Syst. Av. Austral., I, p. 202).

ardeola
L. ardeola or ardiola  little heron  < dim. ardea  heron.
● "Mandibula superior subconica, naribus magnis ovatis, versus basin positis, sulco vero, ut in Ardeis, a naribus ad apicem nullo  ...  Collum ut in ardeis elongatum" (von Paykull 1805) (see Erodia) (Dromas).
● "BIHOREAU A MANTEAU.—N. ARDEOLA.  ...  NYCTICORAX EUROPŒUS (Steph.).  Ce nom trivial ne pouvait être plus mal choisi pour cette espèce, cosmopolite dans toute la force du terme; car il est peu d'oiseaux qui soient aussi généralement répartis que celui-ci dans toutes les contrées de l'Ancien comme du Nouveau Monde." (Temminck 1840) (syn. Nycticorax nycticorax).

grayi / grayii
● John Edward Gray (1800-1875) English ornithologist (AmaziliaAmmomanopsis, Ardeola, Zosterops).
George Robert Gray (1808-1872) English ornithologist, first Assistant Keeper at BMNH 1869 (subsp. Anthus correndera, syn. Anthus novaeseelandiae, subsp. Argusianus argus, syn. Chaetops pycnopygius, syn. Chalcopsitta cardinalis, Chenorhamphus, syn. Cisticola exilis rusticus, subsp. Crax fasciolataEdolisoma, subsp. Leptocoma aspasia, Pipile, syn. Rallina tricolor, syn. Todiramphus chloris juliae, syn. Todiramphus chloris sordidusTurdus).
● John Edward Gray (1800-1875) and his brother George Robert Gray (1808-1872) English ornithologists (syn. Campephilus pollens).