Junin Grebe / Podiceps taczanowskii

Junin Grebe / Podiceps taczanowskii

Junin Grebe

SCI Name:  Podiceps taczanowskii
Protonym:  Podiceps taczanowskii Ibis p.109 pl.4
Taxonomy:  Podicipediformes / Podicipedidae /
Taxonomy Code:  jungre1
Type Locality:  Lake Junin, Peru.
Publish Year:  1894
IUCN Status:  


(Podicipedidae; Ϯ Great Crested Grebe P. cristatus) L. podex, podicis  vent, anus; pes, pedis  foot  < Gr. πους pous, ποδος podos  foot; the legs of the Great Crested Grebe are set back to the rear of the body, giving rise to a former name “Arsefoot” which may have influenced Latham's coinage; "GENUS LXXIX.  GREBE.  PODICEPS, (Colymbus, Lin.)" (Latham 1787); "Podiceps Latham, 1787, General Synop. Birds, Suppl., p. 294. Type, by subsequent designation (G. R. Gray, 1840, List Gen. Birds, p. 76) and under plenary powers of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, 1956, Opin. Decl. Rend., 13, p. 4, Colymbus cristatus Linnaeus." (Storer in Peters 1979, 1, 2nd. ed., 148).   
Var. PodicepesPodicipes, Pocicpes.   
Synon. Calipareus, Colymbus, Dytes, Lophaithyia, Otodytes, Pedetaithya, Podicephorus, Proctopus, Thiornis.

L. podex, podicis  vent, anus; pes, pedis  foot  < Gr. πους pous, ποδος podos  foot.
● "*4.  Ard. podiceps, Bp. Mus. Paris. a Berniero 1834.  ex Madagascar." (Bonaparte 1855); probably alluding to the vaguely grebe-like plumage, slender bill and short tail of the Little Bittern (subsp. Ixobrychus minutus).
● "68. COLYMBUS.  ...  Podiceps.  4. C. pedibus lobatis, corpore fusco, rostro fascia sesqui altera.  Podiceps minor, rostro vario. Catesb. car. 1. p. 91. t. 91.  Habitat in America septentrionali." (Linnaeus 1758) (Podilymbus).

taczanowskia / taczanowskii / taczanowskius
Władysław Taczanowski (1819-1890) Polish zoologist, collector, Curator of Zoology, Warsaw University Mus., 1862-1890 (subsp. Asthenes flammulata, Atlapetes (ex Buarremon mystacalis Taczanowski, 1874), Cinclodes, syn. Columba rupestris, subsp. Euphonia chlorotica, syn. Garrulus glandarius brandtii, syn. Heliangelus clarisse, subsp. Icterus mesomelas, Leptopogon, Leucippus, syn. Limnodromus semipalmatus, syn. Locustella luteoventrisNothoprocta, Onychostruthus, subsp. Picumnus lafresnayi, Podiceps, subsp. Riparia riparia, Sicalis, subsp. Tetrao urogallus, syn. Thalurania furcata jelskii).