Red-crested Pochard / Netta rufina

Red-crested Pochard / Netta rufina

Red-crested Pochard

SCI Name:  Netta rufina
Protonym:  Anas rufina ReiseVersch.Provin.Russ.Reichs 2 p.713
Category:  Anseriformes / Anatidae /
Taxonomy Code:  recpoc
Type Locality:  Caspian Sea and lakes of the Tartarian Desert.
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Publish Year:  1773
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DEFINITIONS

NETTA
(Anatidae; Ϯ Red-crested Pochard N. rufina) Gr. νηττα nētta or νησσα nēssa  duck. In Gr. myth. Nēssa was one of the Pierides, who, having failed to best the Muses in a singing contest, was transformed into a duck. "1. Anas rufina  ...  1. Hollenente. Netta*)  E[ntwickelung]. Wie gewöhnlich.  Ch[arakter]. Sehr große Moorenten mit breiter, dicker Holle.  L[ebensart]. Hierin gleichen sie den Moorenten.  ...  *) νηττα, Ente.   ...   271. Netta (A. rufina)." (Kaup 1829); "Netta Kaup, Skizz. Entw.-Gesch. Eur. Thierw., 1829, p. 102 [, 196]. Type, by monotypy, Anas rufina Pallas." (Peters 1931, I, 173).
Synon. BrantaCallichen, Mergoides, Metopiana, Metopias, Phaeonetta, Phoeoaythia.

rufina
Med. L. rufinus  golden, golden-red  < L. rufus  ruddy.