Short-billed Dowitcher / Limnodromus griseus

Short-billed Dowitcher / Limnodromus griseus

Short-billed Dowitcher

SCI Name:  Limnodromus griseus
Protonym:  Scolopax grisea Syst.Nat. 1 pt2 p.658
Category:  Charadriiformes / Scolopacidae /
Taxonomy Code:  shbdow
Type Locality:  Shores of New York, i.e. Long Island.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1789
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

LIMNODROMUS
(Scolopacidae; Ϯ Short-billed Dowitcher L. griseus) Gr. λιμνη limnē  marsh; -δρομος -dromos  -racer, -runner  < τρεχω trekhō  to run; "Limnodromus, Wagl.  Sumpfläufer  ...   Der Vogel, welcher Herrn Prof. Wagler zur Aufstellung dieses Genus veranlaßte, ist Scolopax noveboracensis, Gmel., welche in Gestalt und Lebensart ein Bindeglied von Scolopax zu Totanus bildet  ...   Er lebt vorzüglich an den Seeküsten und den denselben benachbarten Sümpfen" (zu Wied 1833); "Limnodromus Wied, Beitr. Naturg. Brasil, 4, Abth., 2, 1833, p. 716. Type, by monotypy, Scolopax noveboracensis Gmelin = Scolopax griseus Gmelin." (Peters 1934, II, 272).
Var. Lymnodromus.
Synon. Longirostris, Macrorhamphus, Nuntius, Pseudoscolopax.

griseum / griseus
Med. L. griseum, griseus or grisius  grey.
● ex “Crabier de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 908, and “Crabier gris à tête et queue vertes” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (syn. Butorides striatus).
● ex “Brown Snipe” of Pennant 1785 (Limnodromus).
● ex “Caille brune de Madagascar” of Sonnerat 1776, and “Grey-throated Quail” of Latham 1783 (syn. Margaroperdix madagarensis).
● ex “Engoulevent gris” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Grey Goatsucker” of Latham 1785 (Nyctibius).
● ex “Grey Hornbill” of Latham 1787 (Ocyceros).
ex “Manakin cendré de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 687, fig. 1 (syn. Pachyramphus rufus).
ex “Grignet” of Levaillant 1801-1804, pl. 126 (syn. Parisoma subcaeruleum).
ex “Ara gris à trompe” of Levaillant 1801-1805 (syn. Probosciger aterrimus).
ex “Tangara olive de la Louisiane” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 714, fig. 1, and “Gris-Olive” of de Buffon 1770-1785 (Vireo).
● ex “Icterus cinereus Novae Hispaniae” of Brisson 1760, “Tocolin” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Grey Oriole” of Latham 1782 (unident.).

SUBSPECIES

Short-billed Dowitcher (griseus)
SCI Name: Limnodromus griseus griseus
griseum / griseus
Med. L. griseum, griseus or grisius  grey.
● ex “Crabier de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 908, and “Crabier gris à tête et queue vertes” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (syn. Butorides striatus).
● ex “Brown Snipe” of Pennant 1785 (Limnodromus).
● ex “Caille brune de Madagascar” of Sonnerat 1776, and “Grey-throated Quail” of Latham 1783 (syn. Margaroperdix madagarensis).
● ex “Engoulevent gris” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Grey Goatsucker” of Latham 1785 (Nyctibius).
● ex “Grey Hornbill” of Latham 1787 (Ocyceros).
ex “Manakin cendré de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 687, fig. 1 (syn. Pachyramphus rufus).
ex “Grignet” of Levaillant 1801-1804, pl. 126 (syn. Parisoma subcaeruleum).
ex “Ara gris à trompe” of Levaillant 1801-1805 (syn. Probosciger aterrimus).
ex “Tangara olive de la Louisiane” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 714, fig. 1, and “Gris-Olive” of de Buffon 1770-1785 (Vireo).
● ex “Icterus cinereus Novae Hispaniae” of Brisson 1760, “Tocolin” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Grey Oriole” of Latham 1782 (unident.).

Short-billed Dowitcher (hendersoni)
SCI Name: Limnodromus griseus hendersoni
hendersoni / hendersonii
● Robert B. Henderson (1860-1918) US businessman in Venezuela and Trinidad, US Consul to Ciudad Bolivar 1893-1911, collector (Paul Scofield in litt.) (subsp. Anthracothorax prevostii).
● Dr George Henderson (1837-1929) British medical officer on Lahore-Yarkand Expedition 1870, Superintendent of Botanical Gardens, Calcutta (subsp. Falco cherrug, syn. Oenanthe pleschankaPodoces).
● Dr John Brooks Henderson (1870-1923) US physician, naturalist, malacologist, collector (subsp. Hapalocrex flaviventer).
● Archibald Douglas Henderson (1878-1963) Canadian ornithologist, oologist (subsp. Limnodromus griseus).
● Dr Andrew Augustus Henderson (1816-1875) US Navy surgeon, naturalist, collector (subsp. Locustella lanceolata, syn. Otus senegalensis).
● Henderson I., Pitcairn Group, South Pacific Ocean (named by Capt. Henderson of the Hon. East India Co. (HEIC) who landed on the island in 1819) (syn. Vini stepheni).

Short-billed Dowitcher (caurinus)
SCI Name: Limnodromus griseus caurinus
caurina / caurinum / caurinus / caurus
L. caurinus of the northwest wind, north-western < caurus northwest wind.