Pied Oystercatcher / Haematopus longirostris

Pied Oystercatcher / Haematopus longirostris

Pied Oystercatcher

SCI Name:  Haematopus longirostris
Protonym:  Haematopus longirostris Nouv.Dict.Hist.Nat. 15 p.410
Category:  Charadriiformes / Haematopodidae /
Taxonomy Code:  pieoys1
Type Locality:  'Australasie '' = New South Wales apud Mathews.
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Publish Year:  1817
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DEFINITIONS

HAEMATOPUS
(Haematopodidae; Ϯ Eurasian Oystercatcher H. ostralegus) L. haematopus, haematopodis  blood-foot  < Gr. αἱμα haima, αἱματος haimatos  blood; πους pous, ποδος podos  foot; "81. HÆMATOPUS.  Rostrum compressum: apice cuneo æquali.  Pedes tridactyli, fissi." (Linnaeus 1758): ex "Haematopus" of Belon 1555, Aldrovandus 1599-1603, Linnaeus 1745, and Linnaeus 1746, and "Sea-Pie" of Willughby 1676, Ray 1713, and Albin 1731-1738; "Hæmatopus Linné, Syst. Nat., ed. 10, 1, 1758, p. 152. Type, by monotypy, Haematopus ostralegus Linné." (Peters, 1934, II, p. 231). Linnaeus's Haematopus comprised a single species.
Var. HimatopusHoematopus, Haemantopus, Haemotopus.
Synon. Melanibyx, Ostralega, Ostralegus, Palostralegus, Prohaematopus.

haematopus
L. haematopus, haematopodis  blood-foot  < Gr. αἱμα haima, αἱματος haimatos  blood; πους pous, ποδος podos  foot.

longirostris
L. longus  long; -rostris  -billed  < rostrum  beak. Var. Longirostra.
● ex “Long-billed Thrush” of Latham 1783 (‡Acrocephalus).
● ex “Manchot de la Nouvelle Guinée” of Sonnerat 1776 (syn. Aptenodytes patagonicus).
● ex “Troupiale” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 532 (syn. Icterus icterus).
● ex “Grimpar Nasican” of Levaillant 1807 (Nasica).
● ex “Râle à long bec de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 849, and “Long-billed Rail” of Latham 1785 (Rallus).

Longirostris
(syn. Limnodromus Ϯ Short-billed Dowitcher L. grisea) L. longus  long; -rostris 
-billed  < rostrum  beak; "Longirostris is, I think, preferable to Macroramfus [sic] for the genus Longbeak" (C. T. Wood 1836).    Var. Longirostra (Wood 1837: "Brown Longbeak. Macroramfe ponctue, - Roth M[acroramfe].  Longirostra grisea, Wood.  .. Longbeak, Longirostris, Wood").