Northern Pintail / Anas acuta

Northern Pintail / Anas acuta

Northern Pintail

SCI Name:  Anas acuta
Protonym:  Anas acuta Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.126
Category:  Anseriformes / Anatidae /
Taxonomy Code:  norpin
Type Locality:  Europe; restricted to Sweden by Linnaeus, 1761, Fauna Svecica, ed. 2, p. 44.
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Publish Year:  1758
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DEFINITIONS

ANAS
(Anatidae; Ϯ Mallard A. platyrhynchos) L. anas, anatis  duck.  The Mallard is the wild ancestor of the farmyard duck and its many domesticated forms; "61. ANAS.  Rostrum lamelloso-dentatum, convexum, obtusum.  Lingua ciliata, obtusa." (Linnaeus 1758); "Anas Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat., ed. 10, p. 122. Type, by subsequent designation (Lesson, 1828, Man. Ornith., 2, p. 417), Anas boschas Linnaeus = Anas platyrhynchos Linnaeus." (Johnsgard in Peters, 1979, I, ed. 2, p. 460).  Linnaeus's Anas comprised thirty-nine species (A. Cygnus, A. Cygnoid, A. Tadorna, A. spectabilis, A. fusca, A. nigra, A. Anser, A. erythropus, A. canadensis, A. cærulescens, A. Bernicla, A. mollissima, A. moschata, A. bahamensis, A. Albeola, A. clypeata, A. platyrhynchos, A. strepera, A. bucephala, A. Clangula, A. rustica, A. perspicillata, A. Glaucion, A. Penelope, A. acuta, A. hyemalis, A. ferina, A. Querquedula, A. Crecca, A. histrionica, A. minuta, A. Circia, A. autumnalis, A. Boschas, A. adunca, A. galericulata, A. Sponsa, A. arborea, A. Fuligula).    
Var. Annas, AnosAnus, Asnas.   
Synon. Aethiopinetta, Afranas, Aldabranas, Archeoquerquedula, Boschas, Crecca, Dafila, Dafilonettion, Dafilula, Elasmonetta, Horizonetta, Melananas, Micronetta, Nesonetta, Nettion, Notonetta, Pachyanas, Paecilonitta, Phasianurus, Philippinetta, Polionetta, Trachelonetta, Virago, Xenonetta.

acuta
L. acutus  sharp-pointed  < acuere  to sharpen to a point.
● "61. ANAS.  ...  acuta.  25. A. cauda acuminata elongata subtus nigra, occipite utrinque linea alba.  Anas cauda cuneiformi acuta. Fn. svec. 96.  Anas cauda acuta. Gesn. av. 121. Will. orn. 289. t. 73. Raj. av. 147. Alb. av. 2. p. 84. t. 94.  Habitat in Europæ maritimis." (Linnaeus 1758) (Anas).
● ex “Hirondelle noire acutipenne de la Martinique” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (syn. Chaetura martinica).