South African Shelduck / Tadorna cana

South African Shelduck / Tadorna cana

South African Shelduck

SCI Name:  Tadorna cana
Protonym:  Anas cana Syst.Nat. 1 pt2 p.510
Category:  Anseriformes / Anatidae /
Taxonomy Code:  soashe1
Type Locality:  Cape of Good Hope.
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Publish Year:  1789
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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).

cana
L. canus grey, hoary.
● ex “Echenilleur Gris” of Levaillant 1805, pll. 162, 163 (syn. Coracina caesia).
● ex “Muscicapa madagascariensis cinerea major” of Brisson 1760, “Grand Gobe-mouche cendré de Madagascar” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 541, “Kinki-manou de Madagascar” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Ash-coloured Fly-catcher” of Latham 1783 (syn. Coracina cinerea).
● ex “Ash-coloured Heron” of Pennant 1787 (syn. Nycticorax nycticorax).
● ex “Figuier cendré à gorge cendrée” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Grey-throated Warbler” of Latham 1783 and Pennant 1785 (syn. Polioptila caerulea).
● ex “Héoro-taire gris” of Audebert & Vieillot 1802 (?syn. Ptilotula fusca).
● ex “Grey-headed Duck” of Brown 1776, “Oie sauvage à tête grise de la côte de Coromandel” of Sonnerat 1782, and “Grey-headed Goose” of Latham 1785 (Tadorna).
● "96. LOXIA.  ...  cana.  27. L. cana, remigibus rectricibusque fuscis, pedibus rubris.  Linaria cinerea orientalis. Edw. av. 179. t. 179. f. 1.  Habitat in Asia.  Margines rectricum & oris regio albida." (Linnaeus 1758) (unident.).