Plumed Whistling-Duck / Dendrocygna eytoni

Plumed Whistling-Duck / Dendrocygna eytoni

Plumed Whistling-Duck

SCI Name:  Dendrocygna eytoni
Protonym:  Leptotarsis Eytoni Monogr.Anatidae p.111
Category:  Anseriformes / Anatidae /
Taxonomy Code:  plwduc1
Type Locality:  northwestern Australia,
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Publish Year:  1838
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DEFINITIONS

DENDROCYGNA
(Anatidae; Ϯ Wandering Whistling Duck D. arcuata) Gr. δενδρον dendron  tree; L. cygnus or cycnus  swan   < Gr. κυκνος kuknos  swan (cf. genus Cygnus Bechstein, 1803, swan); ""Dendrocygna" est vox hybrida; nomen enim græcum κυκνος, literis latinis scriptum, fit cycnus. Cygnus est nomen latinum." (Sundevall 1873);  "DENDROCYGNA, Sw. Tree Ducks.  Bill resembling that of a duck. Nostrils near the base. Feet lengthened. The toes long, and projecting beyond the membrane. Claws long, slender, and but slightly curved. Hind toe lengthened.  D. arcuata. Horsf. Java. (fig. 325.)   arborea. Edw. pl. 193" (Swainson 1837); "Dendrocygna Swainson, Classif. Bds., 2, 1837, p. 365. Type, by subsequent designation, Anas arcuata Horsfield. (Eyton, Monogr. Anat., 1838, p. 28.)" (Peters, 1931, I, p. 152).
Var. Dendrocygnus, Dendrocycna.
Synon. Ctenanas, Dendronessa, Lamprocygna, Leptotarsis, Nesocygna, Prosopocygna, Stagonocygna.

eytoni
Thomas Campbell Eyton (1809-1880) English naturalist, collector (syn. Arachnothera flavigaster, Dendrocygna, syn. Lamprotornis caudatus, syn. Radjah radjah, syn. Trogon collaris, subsp. Xiphorhynchus guttatoides).