The Key to Scientific Names

Edited by James A. Jobling
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Dasycelis

(Spheniscidae; syn. Pygoscelis Chinstrap Penguin P. antarcticus) Portmanteau of genera Dasyrhamphus Reichenbach, 1850, penguin, and Pygoscelis Wagler, 1832, penguin; "Dasycelis, gen. nov.  Differs from Dasyrhamphus, which has fourteen tail-feathers, and from Pygoscelis, which has sixteen, in having only twelve feathers in the tail in the adult stage.  Type, Dasycelis antarctica (Forster)" (Mathews 1934); "Dasycelis Mathews, 1934, Bull. British Ornith. Club, LV (ccclxxxii), p. 74.  Type, by original designation, Aptenodytes antarctica J. Forster, 1781." (JAJ 2021).


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