White-faced Whistling-Duck / Dendrocygna viduata

White-faced Whistling-Duck / Dendrocygna viduata

White-faced Whistling-Duck

SCI Name:  Dendrocygna viduata
Protonym:  Anas viduata Syst.Nat.ed.12 ed.12 p.205
Taxonomy:  Anseriformes / Anatidae /
Taxonomy Code:  wfwduc1
Type Locality:  Carthagena. Colombia.
Publish Year:  1766
IUCN Status:  


(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.

viduata / viduatus
L. viduata  widowhood (i.e. in mourning, in black)  < viduare  to deprive of  < viduus  bereaved.