Long-tailed Jaeger / Stercorarius longicaudus

Long-tailed Jaeger / Stercorarius longicaudus

Long-tailed Jaeger

SCI Name:  Stercorarius longicaudus
Protonym:  Stercorarius longicaudus Nouv.Dict.Hist.Nat. 32 p.157
Category:  Charadriiformes / Stercorariidae /
Taxonomy Code:  lotjae
Type Locality:  The north of Europe, Asia and America; restricted type locality, northern Europe.
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Publish Year:  1819
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DEFINITIONS

STERCORARIUS
(Stercorariidae; Ϯ Arctic Skua S. parasiticus) L. stercorarius  of dung  < stercus, stercoris  dung; skuas pursue other seabirds until they disgorge their food, the disgorged food once thought to be excrement, hence a former name 'Dung-hunter'; "Stercorarius. Genus 101.  ...  **1. LE STERCORAIRE. ... STERCORARIUS" (Brisson 1760): based on "Arctick Bird" of Edwards 1750; "Stercorarius Brisson, Orn., 1760, 1, p.l 56; 6, p. 149. Type, by tautonymy, Stercorarius Brisson = Larus parasiticus Linné." (Peters 1934, II, 311). 
Var. Stercoraria, Stercararius, Stercoreus.
Synon. Atalolestris, Cataracta, Coprotheres, Labbus, Lestris, Oceanus, Praedatrix.

stercorarius
L. stercorarius  of dung  < stercus, stercoris  dung (syn. Neophron percnopterus).

longicaudus / longicaudis
L. longus long; cauda tail.
● ex “Drongolon” of Levaillant 1805, pl. 174 (syn. Dicrurus macrocercus).
● ex “Oiseau-mouche à raquettes” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Racket-tailed Humming-bird” of Latham 1782 (Discosura).
● ex “Petit Figuier à longue queue de la Chine” of Sonnerat 1782, and “Long-tailed Warbler” of Latham 1783 (Orthotomus).
● ex “Blanchard” of Levaillant 1796, pl. 3 (= ☼) (syn. Stephanoaetus coronatus).
● ex “Stercoraire à longue queue” of Brisson 1760 (Stercorarius).

SUBSPECIES

Long-tailed Jaeger (longicaudus)
SCI Name: Stercorarius longicaudus longicaudus
longicaudus / longicaudis
L. longus long; cauda tail.
● ex “Drongolon” of Levaillant 1805, pl. 174 (syn. Dicrurus macrocercus).
● ex “Oiseau-mouche à raquettes” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Racket-tailed Humming-bird” of Latham 1782 (Discosura).
● ex “Petit Figuier à longue queue de la Chine” of Sonnerat 1782, and “Long-tailed Warbler” of Latham 1783 (Orthotomus).
● ex “Blanchard” of Levaillant 1796, pl. 3 (= ☼) (syn. Stephanoaetus coronatus).
● ex “Stercoraire à longue queue” of Brisson 1760 (Stercorarius).

Long-tailed Jaeger (pallescens)
SCI Name: Stercorarius longicaudus pallescens
pallescens
L. pallescens, pallescentis  pale-coloured, yellowish  < pallescere  to turn pale  <  pallere  to be pale.