Ruddy Shelduck / Tadorna ferruginea

Ruddy Shelduck / Tadorna ferruginea

Ruddy Shelduck

SCI Name:  Tadorna ferruginea
Protonym:  Anas ferruginea Cat.Ois.[Vroeg]Adumbr. p.5 no.358
Category:  Anseriformes / Anatidae /
Taxonomy Code:  rudshe
Type Locality:  No type locality given = Tartary.
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Publish Year:  1764
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DEFINITIONS

TADORNA
(Anatidae; Ϯ Common Shelduck T. tadorna) Specific name Anas tadorna Linnaeus, 1758; "die Brandente (Tadorna familiaris)  ...  125. Tadorna familiaris. — Anas tadorna id. [Lin.]" (Boie 1822); "Base of the bill feathered.  206. TADORNA.  Shielddrake.  Bill broad at the end, hollow in the middle, and raised into a tubercle at the base.  A. Tadorna." (Fleming 1822); "Tadorna Fleming, Philos. Zoöl., 2, 1822, p. 260. Type, by tautonymy, Anas tadorna Linné." (Peters 1931, 1, 157); "Tadorna Boie, 1822 (before May), Tagebuch Reise Norwegen, pp. 140, 351. Type, by tautonymy, Tadorna familiaris Boie = Anas tadorna Linnaeus." (Johnsgard in Peters 1979, 1, ed. 2, 449).
Var. Todarna, Tadoma, Tradena.
Synon. BalcanasCasarca, Nettalopex, Pseudotadorna, Rhynchoceros, Vulpanser, Zesarkaca.

tadorna
French name Tadorne for a shelduck (Tadorne de Belon is the Common Shelduck)  < Mid. French names Tadorne and Tadourne for a type of duck. According to BOU 1915 “Tadorna” is an Italian word; "61. ANAS.  ...  Tadorna.  3. A. rostro simo, fronte compressa, corpore albo variegato.  Anas albo-variegata, pectoris lateribus ferrugineis, abdomine longitudinaliter cinereo-maculato. Fn. svec. 93.  Anas Tadorna dicta. It. scan. 212.* It. Wgot. 214.  Tadorna s. Vulpanser. Will. orn. 278. t. 70. 71. Raj. av. 140.  Vulpanser. Alb. av. I. p. 90. t. 94.  Brandgaas. Clus. exot. 368.  Habitat in Europæ maritimis." (Linnaeus 1758) (Tadorna).

ferruginea
L. ferrugineus  rusty-coloured, rusty, ferruginous  < ferrugo, ferruginis  iron rust  < ferrum  iron.
● ex “Anas rutila” of Linnaeus 1746, and “Ferruginous Duck” of Pennant, 1776, and Latham 1785 (syn. Aythya nyroca).
● ex “Gilt-throat Warbler” of Latham 1783 (?syn. Ficedula albicilla).
● ex “Ferrugineous-bellied Tody” of Latham 1781 (Hirundinea).
ex “Little Sparrow” of Edwards, 1741, and “Ferruginous Finch” of Pennant 1785 (syn. Passerella iliaca).
● ex Tanagra capensis Sparrman, 1787 (syn. Turnagra capensis).