Rosy-billed Pochard / Netta peposaca

Rosy-billed Pochard / Netta peposaca

Rosy-billed Pochard

SCI Name:  Netta peposaca
Protonym:  Anas peposaca Nouv.Dict.Hist.Nat. 5 p.132
Category:  Anseriformes / Anatidae /
Taxonomy Code:  robpoc1
Type Locality:  Paraguay and Buenos Aires.
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Publish Year:  1816
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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.

peposaca
Güaraní name Ihpé pepó-sakâ for the Rosybill; ex “Pato negrizco ala blanca” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 430 (cf. Aztec/Nahuatl name Pepetzca for some sort of duck) (Netta).