Wandering Whistling-Duck / Dendrocygna arcuata

Wandering Whistling-Duck / Dendrocygna arcuata

Wandering Whistling-Duck

SCI Name:  Dendrocygna arcuata
Protonym:  Anas arcuata Zool.Res.Java no.8 pl.64
Category:  Anseriformes / Anatidae /
Taxonomy Code:  wawduc1
Type Locality:  Java.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1824
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

DENDROCYGNA
(Anatidae; Ϯ Wandering Whistling Duck D. arcuata) Gr. δενδρον dendron  tree; L. cygnus or cycnus  swan   < Gr. κυκνος kuknos  swan (cf. genus Cygnus Bechstein, 1803, swan); ""Dendrocygna" est vox hybrida; nomen enim græcum κυκνος, literis latinis scriptum, fit cycnus. Cygnus est nomen latinum." (Sundevall 1873);  "DENDROCYGNA, Sw. Tree Ducks.  Bill resembling that of a duck. Nostrils near the base. Feet lengthened. The toes long, and projecting beyond the membrane. Claws long, slender, and but slightly curved. Hind toe lengthened.  D. arcuata. Horsf. Java. (fig. 325.)   arborea. Edw. pl. 193" (Swainson 1837); "Dendrocygna Swainson, Classif. Bds., 2, 1837, p. 365. Type, by subsequent designation, Anas arcuata Horsfield. (Eyton, Monogr. Anat., 1838, p. 28.)" (Peters, 1931, I, p. 152).
Var. Dendrocygnus, Dendrocycna.
Synon. Ctenanas, Dendronessa, Lamprocygna, Leptotarsis, Nesocygna, Prosopocygna, Stagonocygna.

arcuata / arcuatum / arcuatus
L. arcuatus  bow-shaped, curved  < arcuare  to shape like a bow  < arcus  bow.
● ex “Croissant” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Crescent Finch” of Latham 1783 (syn. Passer melanurus).
● ex “Crescent Thrush” of Latham 1783 (unident.).

SUBSPECIES

Wandering Whistling-Duck (arcuata)
SCI Name: Dendrocygna arcuata arcuata
arcuata / arcuatum / arcuatus
L. arcuatus  bow-shaped, curved  < arcuare  to shape like a bow  < arcus  bow.
● ex “Croissant” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Crescent Finch” of Latham 1783 (syn. Passer melanurus).
● ex “Crescent Thrush” of Latham 1783 (unident.).

Wandering Whistling-Duck (australis)
SCI Name: Dendrocygna arcuata australis
australe / australis
L. australis  southern  < auster, austri  south.
● Tierra del Fuego; ex “Thorn-tailed Warbler” of Latham 1783 (syn. Aphrastura spinicauda).
● Cayenne; ex “Southern Sandpiper” of Latham 1785 (?syn. Calidris canutus).
● Erroneous TL "Friendly Islands" (= Tasmania); ex "South-Sea Raven" of Latham 1781 (syn. Corvus coronoides).
● Erroneous TL. New Guinea (= Luzon, Philippines); ex “Manikor de la Nouvelle Guinée” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (Dicaeum).
● Australia; ex “New Holland Snipe” of Latham 1801 (syn. Gallinago hardwickii).
● Australia; ex “Pacific Paroquet (var.)” of Phillip 1789 (syn. Glossopsitta concinna).
● Australia; ex “New Holland Pelican” of Latham 1824 (syn. Pelecanus conspicillatus).
● Australia; ex “Cold-river Goatsucker” of Latham 1823 (syn. Podargus strigoides).
● Australia; ex “New Holland Quail” of Latham 1802 (Synoicus).
● Tasmania; ex Brown MS (syn. Lathamus discolor).
● Dusky Sound, New Zealand (syn. Nestor meridionalis).
● Staten I., off Tierra del Fuego (= Isla de los Estados, Argentina); ex “Statenland Eagle” of Latham 1781 (Phalcoboenus).
● Christmas I.; ex "Southern Tern" of Latham 1785 (syn. Procelsterna caerulea) (so identified by Stresemann 1950).
● Kerguelen I.; ex “Southern Tern” of Latham 1785 (?syn. Sterna vittata).
● Madagascar; ex “Palumbus viridis Madagascariensis” of Brisson 1760 (Treron).
● Erroneous TL. Sandwich Is. (= Samoa); ex “Blue-crested Parrakeet” of Latham 1781 (Vini).
● Tierra del Fuego; ex “Rusty-collared Finch” of Latham 1783 (subsp. Zonotrichia capensis).

Wandering Whistling-Duck (pygmaea)
SCI Name: Dendrocygna arcuata pygmaea
pygmaea / pygmaeum / pygmaeus / pygmea / pygmeum / pygmeus
L. pygmaeus  pygmy  < Gr. πυγμαιος pugmaios  pygmy, of the size of a fist  < πυγμη pugmē   fist.
● ex “Flat-billed Auk” of Latham 1785, and “Pigmy Auk” of Pennant 1785 (Aethia).
● ex “Pygmy Parrakeet” of Latham 1781 (syn. Charmosyna palmarum).
● “73. PLATALEA.  ...  pygmea.  3. P. corpore supra fusco, subtus albo. Mus. Ad. Fr. 2. p. . .  Habitat Surinami.  Magnitudo Passeris.” (Linnaeus 1758) (Calidris).
● ex "Pygmy Curlew" of Pennant 1773, and Latham 1785 (syn. Calidris ferruginea).
● ex “Petit Gobe-mouche tacheté de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 831, fig. 2, “Gobe-moucheron” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Dwarf Fly-catcher” of Latham 1783 (syn. Myrmotherula brachyura).