Magnificent Frigatebird / Fregata magnificens

Magnificent Frigatebird / Fregata magnificens

Magnificent Frigatebird

SCI Name:  Fregata magnificens
Protonym:  Fregata minor magnificens AustralAv.Rec. 2 p.120
Category:  Suliformes / Fregatidae /
Taxonomy Code:  magfri
Type Locality:  Barrington, Indefatigable, and Albemarle Islands, Galapagos Archipelago. Type from Barrington Island.
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Publish Year:  1914
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DEFINITIONS

FREGATA
(Fregatidae; Ϯ Ascension Frigatebird F. aquila) French mariners’ name Frégate for the swift, rapacious frigatebirds  < frégate  frigate, warship (originally based on Italian fregata, etymology unknown); "95. FRÉGATTE. Fregata. { Le bec long et très-crochu vers son extrémité." (de Lacépède 1799); "Fregata Lacépède, Tabl. Ois., 1799, p. 15. Type, by subsequent designation, Pelecanus aquila Linné. (Daudin, Hist. Nat. Buffon, ed. Didot, Quadr., 14, 1802, p. 317.)" (Peters, 1931, I, p. 95).   
Var. Fregatta, Gregata.   
Synon. Aquilus, Atagen, Parvifregata, Pelecanus, Tachypetes.

fregata
● German Fregatte  frigate (and other European equivalents (see Fregata)) (syn. Fregetta grallaria, syn. Fregetta tropica).
● ex “Hirundo americana” of de Rochefort 1658, and “Fregata marina apus, subtus alba, superne nigra” of Barrère 1745 (syn. Pelagodroma marina).

magnificens
L. magnificens, magnificentis  splendidly  < magnificus  grand  < magnus  great; facere  to make.