Spectacled Duck / Speculanas specularis

Spectacled Duck / Speculanas specularis

Spectacled Duck

SCI Name:  Speculanas specularis
Protonym:  Anas specularis Zool.J. 4 p.98
Category:  Anseriformes / Anatidae /
Taxonomy Code:  speduc2
Type Locality:  Straits of Magellan. Andes of Chile and Argentina from lat. 40° S. to the Straits of Magellan.
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Publish Year:  1828
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DEFINITIONS

SPECULANAS
(Anatidae; Ϯ Spectacled Duck S. specularis) Mod. L. speculum  speculum  < L. speculum, speculi   mirror  < specere  to look at; L. anas, anatis  duck; "Speculanas gen. nov.  speculo cupreo viridi-rubro, speculo generis Lophonetta Ril. simillimo, rectricibus non elongatis nec acuminatis, apice rostro angustiore, rostro ipso fortiore, dissimillimo rostro generis Lophonetta Ril., crista occipite nulla.  Typus: Sp. specularis (King)." (von Boetticher 1929).

specularis
L. specularis  mirror-like  < speculum, speculi  mirror  < specere  to look at.