Wattled Crane / Bugeranus carunculatus

Wattled Crane / Bugeranus carunculatus

Wattled Crane

SCI Name:  Bugeranus carunculatus
Protonym:  Ardea carunculata Syst.Nat. 1 pt2 p.643
Category:  Gruiformes / Gruidae /
Taxonomy Code:  watcra2
Type Locality:  Africa = Cape of Good Hope, ex Latham.
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Publish Year:  1789
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DEFINITIONS

BUGERANUS
(Gruidae; Wattled Crane B. carunculatus) Gr. βου- bou-  huge, great  < βους bous  ox; γερανος geranos  crane; the Wattled Crane has a loud, sonorous, bell-like call; "Ein südafrikanischer von gleicher Größe, aber schiefergrau mit weißem, schwarz begräntzem Halse, (Gr. carunculata,) wäre vielleicht generisch zu trennen.  (Bugeranus.)  Denn er hat nicht bloß ein kahles, hochrothes Gesicht, sondern auch eine Art Kehlsack, und daneben an jeder Seite einen 1½" langen, befiederten, glöckchenartigen Fleischzapfen." (Gloger 1842); "Bugeranus Gloger, Gemein. Handb. Naturg. p. 440, 1842.  Type by original designation, Ardea carunculata Gmel." (W. Sclater, 1924, Syst. Av. Aethiop., I, p. 111).
Synon. Laomedontia.

carunculata / carunculatus
Mod. L. carunculatus  wattled  < L. caruncula  small piece of flesh  < dim. caro, carnis  flesh.
● ex “New Holland Bee-eater” of Phillip 1789 (Anthochaera).
● ex “Wattled Heron” of Latham 1785 (Bugeranus).
● ex “Wattled Stare” of Latham 1785 (Creadion).
● ex “Cockscomb Stare” of Latham 1783 (syn. Creatophora cinerea).
● ex “Wattled Creeper” of Latham 1781 (Foulehaio).
● ex “Carunculated Shag” of Latham 1785 (Phalacrocorax).
● ex “Cotinga blanc” of Brisson 1760, and “Guira Panga” or “Cotinga Blanc” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (syn. Procnias alba).
● ex “Ipecati Apoa” of Marcgrave 1648, and “Pato crestudo” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 428 (syn. Sarkidiornis sylvicola).
● ex “Coliou Quiriwa” of Levaillant 1808, pl. 258 (syn. Urocolius indicus).