Wattled Jacana / Jacana jacana

Wattled Jacana / Jacana jacana

Wattled Jacana

SCI Name:  Jacana jacana
Protonym:  Parra Jacana Syst.Nat.ed.12 ed.12 p.259
Category:  Charadriiformes / Jacanidae /
Taxonomy Code:  watjac1
Type Locality:  South America, Surinam accepted as type locaUty by Berlepsch, Nov. Zool., 15, 1908, p. 304.
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Publish Year:  1766
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

JACANA
(Jacanidae; Ϯ Wattled Jaçana J. jacana) Portuguese name Jaçana for the Wattled Jaçana  < Tupí name Yassānā or Yahānā  very alert bird or very noisy bird, for a gallinule or some other waterbird; "Jacana. Genus 71.  ...  Genus Jacanæ.  Hujus character est Digiti quatuor, membranis destituti; tres scilicet antici, posticus unus: Crura in parte inferiore plumis denudata: Rostrum rectum, in apice crassius: Unguiculi longissimi.  ...  1. LE JACANA.  ...  JACANA.  ...  Il est de la grosseur d'un Pigeon; mais il a le col & les pieds beaucoup plus longs" (Brisson 1760): based on "Jacana" of Marcgrave 1648, Jonston 1650-1653, Piso 1658, Willughby 1676, and Ray 1713; "Jacana Brisson, Orn., 1, p. 48, 5, p. 121, 1760—type, by tautonymy, "Jacana" Brisson = Parra Jacana Linnaeus." (Hellmayr & Conover, 1948, XIII, 1).
Synon. Asarcia, Parra.
● (syn. Jacana Ϯ Wattled Jaçana J. jacana) "2. Sous-famille. RALLIA. Les Ralliens. Bec droit allongé.  G. 9. Jacana R. Parra L.  10. Scolopax L.  11. Rallus L.  12. Porphyrio Bris." (Rafinesque 1815) (see Parra).

jacana
Portuguese name Jaçana for the Wattled Jaçana  < Tupí name Yassānā or Yahānā  very alert bird or very noisy bird, for a gallinule or some other waterbird (cf. Güaraní name Jahâná for a moorhen); ex “Jacana quarta species” of Marcgrave 1648, “Chirurgien brun” of Brisson 1760, and “Spur-winged Water-hen of Brazil” of Edwards 1764 (Jacana).

JACANA
(Jacanidae; Ϯ Wattled Jaçana J. jacana) Portuguese name Jaçana for the Wattled Jaçana  < Tupí name Yassānā or Yahānā  very alert bird or very noisy bird, for a gallinule or some other waterbird; "Jacana. Genus 71.  ...  Genus Jacanæ.  Hujus character est Digiti quatuor, membranis destituti; tres scilicet antici, posticus unus: Crura in parte inferiore plumis denudata: Rostrum rectum, in apice crassius: Unguiculi longissimi.  ...  1. LE JACANA.  ...  JACANA.  ...  Il est de la grosseur d'un Pigeon; mais il a le col & les pieds beaucoup plus longs" (Brisson 1760): based on "Jacana" of Marcgrave 1648, Jonston 1650-1653, Piso 1658, Willughby 1676, and Ray 1713; "Jacana Brisson, Orn., 1, p. 48, 5, p. 121, 1760—type, by tautonymy, "Jacana" Brisson = Parra Jacana Linnaeus." (Hellmayr & Conover, 1948, XIII, 1).
Synon. Asarcia, Parra.
● (syn. Jacana Ϯ Wattled Jaçana J. jacana) "2. Sous-famille. RALLIA. Les Ralliens. Bec droit allongé.  G. 9. Jacana R. Parra L.  10. Scolopax L.  11. Rallus L.  12. Porphyrio Bris." (Rafinesque 1815) (see Parra).

jacana
Portuguese name Jaçana for the Wattled Jaçana  < Tupí name Yassānā or Yahānā  very alert bird or very noisy bird, for a gallinule or some other waterbird (cf. Güaraní name Jahâná for a moorhen); ex “Jacana quarta species” of Marcgrave 1648, “Chirurgien brun” of Brisson 1760, and “Spur-winged Water-hen of Brazil” of Edwards 1764 (Jacana).

SUBSPECIES

Wattled Jacana (Black-backed)
SCI Name: Jacana jacana hypomelaena
hypomelaena
Gr. ὑπομελας hupomelas, ὑπομελαινα hupomelaina  blackish  < μελας melas, μελαινα melaina  black.
● ex “Chirurgien noir” of Brisson 1760, and “Black Jacana” of Latham 1785 (subsp. Jacana spinosa).

Wattled Jacana (Chestnut-backed)
SCI Name: Jacana jacana [jacana Group]
JACANA
(Jacanidae; Ϯ Wattled Jaçana J. jacana) Portuguese name Jaçana for the Wattled Jaçana  < Tupí name Yassānā or Yahānā  very alert bird or very noisy bird, for a gallinule or some other waterbird; "Jacana. Genus 71.  ...  Genus Jacanæ.  Hujus character est Digiti quatuor, membranis destituti; tres scilicet antici, posticus unus: Crura in parte inferiore plumis denudata: Rostrum rectum, in apice crassius: Unguiculi longissimi.  ...  1. LE JACANA.  ...  JACANA.  ...  Il est de la grosseur d'un Pigeon; mais il a le col & les pieds beaucoup plus longs" (Brisson 1760): based on "Jacana" of Marcgrave 1648, Jonston 1650-1653, Piso 1658, Willughby 1676, and Ray 1713; "Jacana Brisson, Orn., 1, p. 48, 5, p. 121, 1760—type, by tautonymy, "Jacana" Brisson = Parra Jacana Linnaeus." (Hellmayr & Conover, 1948, XIII, 1).
Synon. Asarcia, Parra.
● (syn. Jacana Ϯ Wattled Jaçana J. jacana) "2. Sous-famille. RALLIA. Les Ralliens. Bec droit allongé.  G. 9. Jacana R. Parra L.  10. Scolopax L.  11. Rallus L.  12. Porphyrio Bris." (Rafinesque 1815) (see Parra).