White-winged Duck / Asarcornis scutulata

White-winged Duck / Asarcornis scutulata

White-winged Duck

SCI Name:  Asarcornis scutulata
Protonym:  Anas scutulata Verh.Nat.Gesch.[Temminck] Land-Volk. p.159
Taxonomy:  Anseriformes / Anatidae /
Taxonomy Code:  whwduc1
Type Locality:  Java.
Publish Year:  1842
IUCN Status:  


(Anatidae; Ϯ White-winged Duck A. scutulata) Gr. ασαρκος asarkos without flesh < negative prefix α- a- ; σαρξ sarx, σαρκος sarkos  flesh; ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "ASARCORNIS.  Asarcornis, Salvad. MS. . . .Type A. scutulata.  Allied to the genus Sarcidiornis, with which it agrees in general shape, in the indentations of the bill, in the wedge-shaped tail, in the conformation of the feet, but has no comb; the bill is somewhat larger and flatter." (Salvadori 1895); "Asarcornis Salvadori, 1895, Cat. Birds Brit. Mus., 27, pp. 46 (in key), 59.  Type, by original designation and monotypy, Anas scutulata S. Müller." (Johnsgard in Peters, 1979, I, 2nd ed., p. 453).
Var. Asacornis.

scutulata / scutulatum / scutulatus
L. scutulatus  diamond-shaped, lozenge-shaped  < scutula  diamond-shaped figure  < scutum  oblong shield.