Western Reef-Heron / Egretta gularis

Western Reef-Heron / Egretta gularis

Western Reef-Heron

SCI Name:  Egretta gularis
Protonym:  Ardea gularis ActesSoc.Hist.Nat.Paris 1 p.4 pl.2
Category:  Pelecaniformes / Ardeidae /
Taxonomy Code:  werher
Type Locality:  Senegal River.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1792
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

EGRETTA
(Ardeidae; Little Egret E. garzetta) French Aigrette  egret  < dim. Provençal Aigron  heron; "EGRETTA GARZETTA?  The Egret?" (T. Forster 1817); "Egretta T. Forster, Synopt. Cat. Brit. Bds., 1817, p. 59.  Type, by monotypy, Ardea garzetta Linné." (Peters, 1931, I, p. 110).   
Var. Egetta.   
Synon. Demigretta, Dichromanassa, Erodius, Florida, Garzetta, Glaucerodius, Hemiegretta, Hemigarzetta, Herodias, Hydranassa, Lepterodas, Leucophoyx, Melanophoyx, Notophoyx.

egretta
French Aigrette  egret  < dim. Provençal Aigron  heron.
● ex “Guiratinga” of Ray 1713, “Grande Aigrette d’Amérique” of d’Aubenton, 1765-1781, pl. 925, “Grande Aigrette” of de Buffon 1770-1786, and “Great Egret” of Pennant 1785, and Latham 1785 (subsp. Ardea alba).

gulare / gularis
Mod. L. gularis  of the throat, -throated, gular  < L. gula  throat.
● ex “Coucou Vulgaire d’Afrique” of Levaillant 1806, pl. 200 (Cuculus).
● ex “Gobe-mouche à gorge blanche” of Quoy & Gaimard 1830 (syn. Eopsaltria griseogularis).
ex “Petit Rolle Violet à Gorge Bleue” of Levaillant 1806 (Eurystomus).
● ex “Cardinal d’Amérique” of Brisson 1760 (Paroaria).
● ex “Colombi-Caille” of Levaillant 1810, pl. 283, and Columba hottentotta Temminck, 1813 (artefact).

SUBSPECIES

Western Reef-Heron (Western)
SCI Name: Egretta gularis gularis
gulare / gularis
Mod. L. gularis  of the throat, -throated, gular  < L. gula  throat.
● ex “Coucou Vulgaire d’Afrique” of Levaillant 1806, pl. 200 (Cuculus).
● ex “Gobe-mouche à gorge blanche” of Quoy & Gaimard 1830 (syn. Eopsaltria griseogularis).
ex “Petit Rolle Violet à Gorge Bleue” of Levaillant 1806 (Eurystomus).
● ex “Cardinal d’Amérique” of Brisson 1760 (Paroaria).
● ex “Colombi-Caille” of Levaillant 1810, pl. 283, and Columba hottentotta Temminck, 1813 (artefact).

Western Reef-Heron (Eastern)
SCI Name: Egretta gularis schistacea
schistacea
Late L. schistaceus  slate-coloured, slate-grey  < schistus  slate  < L. lapis schistos  type of fissile stone  < Gr. σχιστος skhistos  cloven  < σχιζω skhizō  to split.