Northern Shoveler / Spatula clypeata

Northern Shoveler / Spatula clypeata

Northern Shoveler

SCI Name:  Spatula clypeata
Protonym:  Anas clypeata Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.124
Category:  Anseriformes / Anatidae /
Taxonomy Code:  norsho
Type Locality:  coasts of Europe; restricted to southern Sweden by Linnaeus, 1761, Fauna Svecica, ed. 2, p. 42.
Publish Year:  1758
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(Anatidae; Ϯ Northern Shoveler S. clypeata) L. spatula  spoon  < dim. spatha  spatula  < Gr. σπαθη spathē  spatula; "The Shoveler. Anas clypeata Germanis  ...  its Bill is three Inches long, coal black, much broader towards the Tip than at the Base, excavated like a Buckler, of a round Circumference" (Albin 1731); "[Anas] clypeata.  16. A[nas]. rostri extremo dilatato rotundato, ungue incurvo" (Linnaeus 1758); "71. Familie. Enten, Anas.  ...  152. Gattung.  Spatula.   388. clypeata." (Boie 1822); "Spatula Boie, Isis von Oken, 1822, col. 564. Type, by monotypy, Anas clypeata Linné." (Peters 1931, I, 169).
Synon. Adelonetta, Clypeata, Cyanopterus, PterocyaneaPunanetta, Querquedula, Rhynchaspis, Rhynchoplatus.

clypeata / clypeatus
L. clipeatus or clypeatus  shield-bearing, armed with a round shield  < clipeare or clypeare  to arm with a shield  < clipeus, clupeus or clypeus   round shield.
● "61. ANAS.  ...  clypeata.  16. A. rostri extremo dilatato rotundato, ungue incurvo. Fn. svec. 102. It. gotl. 167.  Anas latirostra major. Gesn. av. 120. Aldr. orn. 3. p. 227.  Anas platyrhynchos altera. Will. orn. 283. t. 74. Raj. av. 143.  Anas clypeata germanica. Alb. av. l. p. 93. t. 97. 98.  Habitat in Europæ maritimis." (Linnaeus 1758) (Spatula).

(Anatidae; syn. Spatula Northern Shoveler S. clypeata) Specific name Anas clypeata Linnaeus, 1758; "VIIIe Sous-Genre. SOUCHET, Cuv., clypeata.  Bec long, à mandibule supérieure spatuliforme, évasée en demi-cylindre, et s'élargissant au bout; bords garnis de lamelles très longues et très minces.  Type; le SOUCHET, anas clypeata, L." (Lesson 1828); "Clypeata Lesson, Manuel d;Orn. vol. ii. p. 416, June 1828.  Type (by original designation): A. clypeata Linné." (Mathews, 1927, Syst. Av. Austral., I, p. 218).