White-tufted Grebe / Rollandia rolland

White-tufted Grebe / Rollandia rolland

White-tufted Grebe

SCI Name:  Rollandia rolland
Protonym:  Podiceps rolland Voy.UraniePhys.[Freycinet]Zool. livr.4 p.133
Category:  Podicipediformes / Podicipedidae /
Taxonomy Code:  whtgre3
Type Locality:  Falkland Islands.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1824
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

ROLLANDIA
(Podicipediae; Ϯ White-tufted Grebe R. rolland) Specific name Podiceps rolland Quoy & Gaimard, 1824; "Z. PODICIPEÆ.  ...  16. Rollandia, Bp.  47. leucotis, Cuv. (rollandi, Quoy et Gaim.)   48. micra, Bp." (Bonaparte 1856); "Rollandia Bonaparte, Compt. Rend. Acad. Sci. Paris, 42, p. 775, 1856—type, by virtual monotypy, Rollandia leucotis Bonaparte = Podiceps Rolland Quoy and Gaimard." (Hellmayr & Conover 1948, XIII, 19).
Synon. Centropelma.

rolland
Master Gunner Thomas Pierre Rolland (1776-1847) French Navy, of the corvette L’Uranie which circled the globe 1817-1820, and the fluyt La Coquille which circled the globe 1822-1825 (Rollandia).

SUBSPECIES

White-tufted Grebe (morrisoni)
SCI Name: Rollandia rolland morrisoni
morrisoni
● Prof. Joseph Paul Eldred Morrison (1906-1983) US malacologist at the Smithsonian Inst. 1934-1975, biologist, collector (subsp. Aramides cajaneus).
● Capt. Alastair Robin Gwynne Morrison (1915-2009) Australian colonial administrator and intelligence officer in China, India and Sarawak, traveller, conservationist, collector in Peru and Chile (subsp. Rollandia rolland).

White-tufted Grebe (chilensis)
SCI Name: Rollandia rolland chilensis
chilensis
Chile (formerly spelled Chili). Etymology disputed; probably from Mapuche chilli  ends of the earth.
● Erroneous TL. Chile (= Manila, Philippines) (syn. Lalage nigra).
● Erroneous implied TL. Chile (= Bolivia) (Tangara).
● “Hellmayr is the most recent author who proposes to reject Molina’s name on the grounds that it is a composite between the present form and Jacana j. jacana. It must be remembered that a large percentage of the names of the 18th century authors are composites, and if any degree of stability in nomenclature is to be attained the name must be fixed on one of the species to which the account applies, provided of course that the name is identifiable at all” (Peters 1934) (Vanellus).
 

White-tufted Grebe (rolland)
SCI Name: Rollandia rolland rolland
rolland
Master Gunner Thomas Pierre Rolland (1776-1847) French Navy, of the corvette L’Uranie which circled the globe 1817-1820, and the fluyt La Coquille which circled the globe 1822-1825 (Rollandia).