Madagascar Pochard / Aythya innotata

Madagascar Pochard / Aythya innotata

Madagascar Pochard

SCI Name:  Aythya innotata
Protonym:  Nyroca innotata Bull.Br.Orn.Club 4 p.2
Taxonomy:  Anseriformes / Anatidae /
Taxonomy Code:  madpoc1
Type Locality:  Betsileo, Madagascar.
Publish Year:  1894
IUCN Status:  


(Anatidae; Ϯ Greater Scaup A. marila) Gr. αιθυια aithuia  unidentified seabird mentioned by Aristotle, Hesychius, and other authors. In modern times associated with a variety of seabirds, including a shearwater, a cormorant, a duck, and an auk (cf. Gr. myth. Thyr or Thyrie, mother of Cygnus, who was changed into a waterbird); "130. Aythya marila. — Anas marila Lin." (Boie 1822); "Aythya Boie, 1822, (before May), Tagebuch Reise Norwegen, p. 351. Type, by monotypy, Anas marila Linnaeus." (Johnsgard in Peters, 1979, I, ed. 2, p. 482).   
Var. Aethyia, Aethyja, Aithyia, Aithya.   
Synon. Aristonetta, Dyseonetta, Fuligula, Fulix, Glaucium, Hydrobates, Ilyonetta, Marila, Nettarion, Nyroca, Penelope, Perissonetta, Zeafulix.

innotata / innotatus
L. innotatus  remarkable  < innotescere  to become known.