Labrador Duck / Camptorhynchus labradorius

Labrador Duck / Camptorhynchus labradorius

Labrador Duck

SCI Name:  Camptorhynchus labradorius
Protonym:  Anas labradoria Syst.Nat. 1 pt2 p.537
Taxonomy:  Anseriformes / Anatidae /
Taxonomy Code:  labduc
Type Locality:  arctic America, Connecticut, and Labrador.
Publish Year:  1789
IUCN Status:  


‡ (Anatidae; Ϯ Labrador Duck C. labradorius) Gr. καμπτος kamptos  flexible  < καμπτω kamptō  to bend; ῥυγχος rhunkhos  bill; the bill of the Labrador Duck was wide and broadened at the tip, and contained a large number of lamellae. Recent work indicates a close relationship to Polysticta; "Gen. 287. CAMPTORHYNCHUS, Eyton.  391. CAMPTORHYNCHUS LABRADORUS, Eyt.  (Anas Labradoria, Gm.)  Aud. pl. 332.  Northern coast." (Bonaparte 1838); "Camptorhynchus "Eyton" Bonaparte, Geogr. and Comp. List, p. 58, 1838—type, by monotypy, Anas labradoria Gmelin." (Hellmayr and Conover, 1948, Cat. Birds Americas, Pt. I (2), p. 396).  
Synon. Camptolaimus, Kamptorhynchus.

labradorius / labradorus
Labrador, Canada (see labradora).
● Arctic America, Connecticut, and Labrador; ex “Pied Duck” of Edwards 1751, Pennant 1785, and Latham 1785 (‡Camptorhynchus).
● Hudsons Bay; ex “Labrador Thrush” of Latham 1783, and Pennant 1785 (syn. Euphagus carolinus).