The Key to Scientific Names

Edited by James A. Jobling
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Apterodita (See: APTENODYTES)
APTENODYTES

(Spheniscidae; Ϯ King Penguin A. patagonicus) Gr. απτην aptēn, απτηνος aptēnos  unwinged, wingless (i.e. flightless)  < negative prefix α- a- ; πτηνος ptēnos  winged; δυτης dutēs  diver  < δυω duō  to plunge; "TABULA XXIII.   Fig. A.   APTENODYTES patagonica.   LIN. Syst. Nat.  Classis I.  Genus I.  Spec.   Habitat in Mari antarctico." (J. F. Miller 1778); "Aptenodytes J. F. Miller, Icon. Anim., 1778, pl. 23. Type, by monotypy, Aptenodytes patagonica Miller." (Peters, 1931, I, p. 29). 
Var. Apteniodytes, Aptenodita, Aptenodites, Aptenodyta, Apterodita, Apterodytes.
Synon. Eriornis, Pinguinaria.


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