Red-necked Grebe / Podiceps grisegena

Red-necked Grebe / Podiceps grisegena

Red-necked Grebe

SCI Name:  Podiceps grisegena
Protonym:  Colymbus grisegena TablePlanchesEnlum. p.55
Category:  Podicipediformes / Podicipedidae /
Taxonomy Code:  rengre
Type Locality:  no locality; France designated by Hartert et al, 1912, Hand-list Brit. Birds, p. 157.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1783
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

PODICEPS
(Podicipedidae; Ϯ Great Crested Grebe P. cristatus) L. podex, podicis  vent, anus; pes, pedis  foot  < Gr. πους pous, ποδος podos  foot; the legs of the Great Crested Grebe are set back to the rear of the body, giving rise to a former name “Arsefoot” which may have influenced Latham's coinage; "GENUS LXXIX.  GREBE.  PODICEPS, (Colymbus, Lin.)" (Latham 1787); "Podiceps Latham, 1787, General Synop. Birds, Suppl., p. 294. Type, by subsequent designation (G. R. Gray, 1840, List Gen. Birds, p. 76) and under plenary powers of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, 1956, Opin. Decl. Rend., 13, p. 4, Colymbus cristatus Linnaeus." (Storer in Peters 1979, 1, 2nd. ed., 148).   
Var. PodicepesPodicipes, Pocicpes.   
Synon. Calipareus, Colymbus, Dytes, Lophaithyia, Otodytes, Pedetaithya, Podicephorus, Proctopus, Thiornis.

podiceps
L. podex, podicis  vent, anus; pes, pedis  foot  < Gr. πους pous, ποδος podos  foot.
● "*4.  Ard. podiceps, Bp. Mus. Paris. a Berniero 1834.  ex Madagascar." (Bonaparte 1855); probably alluding to the vaguely grebe-like plumage, slender bill and short tail of the Little Bittern (subsp. Ixobrychus minutus).
● "68. COLYMBUS.  ...  Podiceps.  4. C. pedibus lobatis, corpore fusco, rostro fascia sesqui altera.  Podiceps minor, rostro vario. Catesb. car. 1. p. 91. t. 91.  Habitat in America septentrionali." (Linnaeus 1758) (Podilymbus).

grisegena
Med. L. griseum  grey; L. gena  cheek.
● ex “Jougris” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 931 (Podiceps).

SUBSPECIES

Red-necked Grebe (grisegena)
SCI Name: Podiceps grisegena grisegena
grisegena
Med. L. griseum  grey; L. gena  cheek.
● ex “Jougris” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 931 (Podiceps).

Red-necked Grebe (holbollii)
SCI Name: Podiceps grisegena holbollii
holboelli / holboellii / holbolli / holbollii
Carl Peter Holbøll (1795-1856) Danish zoologist, Royal Inspector for Trade and Whaling in Greenland, Gov. of South Greenland (syn. Acanthis flammea, syn. Falco rusticolus, subsp. Podiceps grisegena).