Puna Teal / Spatula puna

Puna Teal / Spatula puna

Puna Teal

SCI Name:  Spatula puna
Protonym:  Anas Puna Arch.Naturgesch. 10 p.315
Taxonomy:  Anseriformes / Anatidae /
Taxonomy Code:  puntea1
Type Locality:  Peru.
Publish Year:  1844
IUCN Status:  


(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.

Puna (Spanish, from Quechua), the high bleak Andean plateau above about 10000ft (3000m).
● Highlands of western Peru; ex “Colaptes puna” of Lichtenstein 1854 (subsp. Colaptes rupicola).