Paradise Shelduck / Tadorna variegata

Paradise Shelduck / Tadorna variegata

Paradise Shelduck

SCI Name:  Tadorna variegata
Protonym:  Anas variegata Syst.Nat. 1 pt2 p.505
Category:  Anseriformes / Anatidae /
Taxonomy Code:  parshe1
Type Locality:  New Zealand = Dusky Sound, ex Latham.
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Publish Year:  1789
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DEFINITIONS

TADORNA
(Anatidae; Ϯ Common Shelduck T. tadorna) Specific name Anas tadorna Linnaeus, 1758; "die Brandente (Tadorna familiaris)  ...  125. Tadorna familiaris. — Anas tadorna id. [Lin.]" (Boie 1822); "Base of the bill feathered.  206. TADORNA.  Shielddrake.  Bill broad at the end, hollow in the middle, and raised into a tubercle at the base.  A. Tadorna." (Fleming 1822); "Tadorna Fleming, Philos. Zoöl., 2, 1822, p. 260. Type, by tautonymy, Anas tadorna Linné." (Peters 1931, 1, 157); "Tadorna Boie, 1822 (before May), Tagebuch Reise Norwegen, pp. 140, 351. Type, by tautonymy, Tadorna familiaris Boie = Anas tadorna Linnaeus." (Johnsgard in Peters 1979, 1, ed. 2, 449).
Var. Todarna, Tadoma, Tradena.
Synon. BalcanasCasarca, Nettalopex, Pseudotadorna, Rhynchoceros, Vulpanser, Zesarkaca.

tadorna
French name Tadorne for a shelduck (Tadorne de Belon is the Common Shelduck)  < Mid. French names Tadorne and Tadourne for a type of duck. According to BOU 1915 “Tadorna” is an Italian word; "61. ANAS.  ...  Tadorna.  3. A. rostro simo, fronte compressa, corpore albo variegato.  Anas albo-variegata, pectoris lateribus ferrugineis, abdomine longitudinaliter cinereo-maculato. Fn. svec. 93.  Anas Tadorna dicta. It. scan. 212.* It. Wgot. 214.  Tadorna s. Vulpanser. Will. orn. 278. t. 70. 71. Raj. av. 140.  Vulpanser. Alb. av. I. p. 90. t. 94.  Brandgaas. Clus. exot. 368.  Habitat in Europæ maritimis." (Linnaeus 1758) (Tadorna).

variegata
L. variegatus  variegated  < variare  to variegate  < varius  various, diverse.
● ex “Avicula americana, variis coloribus picta” of Seba 1734-1765, “Certhia americana varia” of Brisson 1760, “Guit-guit varié” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Variegated Creeper” of Latham 1782 (?syn. Coereba flaveola).
● ex “Variegated Lory” of Latham 1781 (syn. Eos squamata).
ex “Garza varia” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 361 (syn. Ixobrychus involucris).
● ex “Lavandière Variée” of Levaillant 1805, pl. 179 (syn. Motacilla maderaspatana).
● ex “Variegated Tanager” of Latham 1783 (syn. Piranga rubra).
● ex “Guirapunga” of Marcgrave 1648, and “Averano” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (syn. Procnias averano).
● ex “Variegated Goose” of Latham 1785 (Tadorna).
● ex “Fringilla varia novae Hispaniae of Brisson 1760, “Touite” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Variegated Finch” of Latham 1783 (unident.).