Red-necked Avocet / Recurvirostra novaehollandiae

Red-necked Avocet / Recurvirostra novaehollandiae

Red-necked Avocet

SCI Name:  Recurvirostra novaehollandiae
Protonym:  Recurvirostra Novae-Hollandiae Nouv.Dict.Hist.Nat. 3 p.103
Taxonomy:  Charadriiformes / Recurvirostridae /
Taxonomy Code:  renavo1
Type Locality:  New Holland, = Victoria apud Mathews.
Publish Year:  1816
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(Recurvirostridae; Ϯ Pied Avocet R. avosetta) L. recurvus  bent, curved backwards  < recurvare  to bend; rostrum  beak; "80. RECURVIROSTRA.  Rostrum depresso-planum, acuminatum, recurvatum.  Pedes palmati, tetradactyli." (Linnaeus 1758): based on "Avosetta" or "Recurvirostra" of Gessner 1555, "Avosetta" of Ray 1713, "Recurvirostra Avosetta Italorum" of Albin 1731, and "Recurvirostra albo nigroque varia" of Linnaeus 1745; "Recurvirostra Linné, Syst. Nat., ed. 10, 1, 1758, p. 151. Type, by monotypy, Recurvirostra avosetta Linné." (Peters 1934, II, 290). Linnaeus's Recurvirostra comprised a single species.
Synon. Avocetta, Trochilus.

recurvirostra / recurvirostris
L. recurvus  bent backwards  < recurvare  to bend; -rostris  -billed  < rostrum  beak.
● ex “Jamaica Shoveler” of Latham 1785 (syn. Oxyura jamaicensis).

novaehollandae / novaehollandia / novaehollandiae
L. novus  new; Mod. L. Hollandia  Holland, Netherlands; i.e. New Holland (Mod. L. Nova Hollandia or Hollandia Nova), the name given to Western Australia by early Dutch explorers, and by which Australia was known to Europeans during the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries. In ornithology the name is usually synonymous with eastern Australia, especially the modern state of New South Wales.
● ex “New-Holland White Eagle”of Latham 1781 (Accipiter).
● ex “Crested Goatsucker” of Phillip 1789 (syn. Aegotheles cristatus).
● Erroneous TL. New Holland (= Van Diemens Land = Tasmania) (syn. Anthochaera paradoxa).
● ex “White-fronted Heron” of Phillip 1789 (Ardea).
● ex “New Holland Thrush” of atham 1783 (Coracina).
● ex “New-Holland Cassowary” of Phillip 1789, and White 1790 (Dromaius).
● ex “New Holland Penguin” of Latham 1824 (Eudyptula).
● ex "Crimson-billed Gull" of Latham, 1824 (Larus).
● ex “Crested Parrakeet” of Latham 1781 (syn. Nymphicus hollandicus).
● ex “New Holland Tern” of Latham 1824 (syn. Onychoprion anaethetus).
● ex “New Holland Shag” of Latham 1824 (subsp. Phalacrocorax carbo).
● ex “New Holland Creeper” of White 1790 (Phylidonyris).
 Erroneous TL. New Holland (= New Zealand) (syn. Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae).
● ex “Psittaceous Hornbill” of Phillip 1789 (Scythrops).
● ex “New-Holland Grebe” of Latham 1824 (Tachybaptus).
● ex “Blue-bellied Parrot” of Brown 1776 (syn. Trichoglossus moluccanus).
● ex “Mouse Owl” of Latham 1821 (Tyto).
● ex "Wattled Sandpiper" of Latham 1801 (subsp. Vanellus miles).