Water Thick-knee / Burhinus vermiculatus

Water Thick-knee / Burhinus vermiculatus

Water Thick-knee

SCI Name:  Burhinus vermiculatus
Protonym:  Oedicnemus vermiculatus J.Orn. 16 p.413
Category:  Charadriiformes / Burhinidae /
Taxonomy Code:  watkne1
Type Locality:  No locality given = Lake Jipe, near Taita, Kenya Colony.
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Publish Year:  1868
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DEFINITIONS

BURHINUS
(Burhinidae; Bush Thick-knee B. grallarius) Gr. βου- bou-  great   < βους bous  ox; ῥις rhis, ῥινος  rhinos  nose; "GENUS 93. BURHINUS (βους h. l. grandis  ριν nasus) (Flachschnabel Germ.)  Rostrum mediocre? crassum, latum, depressum  ...  Alae volatiles. Pedes grallarii, cursorii, tridactyli.   Species: Charadrius magnirostris Lath. Suppl.   Annotat. Hanc avem, Novae Hollandiae indigenam, a reliquis hujus familiae generice distinguendam esse, omnis mecum sentiet; at descriptio ejus ita manca est, ut notas gravissimas taceat. Rostrum cum rostro Todi comparat celeb. Latham, ideo simile est rostro Cancromatis" (Illiger 1811); "Burhinus Illiger, Prodromus, 1811, p. 250.  Type, by monotypy, Charadrius magnirostris Latham." (Peters, 1934, II, p. 293); "BURHINUS Illiger, 1811  M— Charadrius magnirostris Latham, 1801; type by monotypy = Charadrius grallarius Latham, 1801" (Dickinson and Remsen (eds.), H. & M. Complete Checklist, 4th ed., 2013, 1 (Non-passerines), p. 198).
Var. Burrhinus.
Synon. Burhinops, Fedoa, Odopus, Oedicnemus, Oedinecmus, Orthorhamphus, Planorhamphus.

vermiculata / vermiculatus
L. vermiculatus vermiculated, with sinuous worm-like markings < vermiculus little worm < dim. vermis worm.

SUBSPECIES

Water Thick-knee (buettikoferi)
SCI Name: Burhinus vermiculatus buettikoferi
buettikoferi
Dr Johann Büttikofer (1850-1927) Swiss zoologist, collector in Liberia and Borneo, Curator of Royal Zoological Mus., Leiden 1884-1897, Director of Zoological Gardens, Rotterdam 1897-1924 (syn. Accipiter minullus, subsp. Arachnothera longirostra, subsp. Burhinus vermiculatus, Cinnyris, syn. Columba iriditorques, syn. Dryocopus javensis, syn. Ketupa ketupu minor, syn. Malacocincla abbotti concreta, Trichastoma).

Water Thick-knee (vermiculatus)
SCI Name: Burhinus vermiculatus vermiculatus
vermiculata / vermiculatus
L. vermiculatus vermiculated, with sinuous worm-like markings < vermiculus little worm < dim. vermis worm.