The Key to Scientific Names

Edited by James A. Jobling
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Fulix

(Anatidae; syn. Aythya Greater Scaup A. marila) L. fulix, fulicis  type of waterfowl, generally identified with the coot Fulica; "d) Somateria Leach.  Fulix Cicero.10) (Anates lobatæ).  Mergus L.   ...   10) Mergo propriores sunt quam Anati. Si vero ab utroque distinguuntur, melius forsan in plura genera dividuntur, quod etiam jam factum est; sed genera Recentiorum nondum satis stabilita sunt. Nomina Platypus Brehm. et Hydrobates Tem. eidem sectioni imposita, jam pridem alibi adhibita sunt, et Fuligula, a Bonaparte acceptum, proprium est subgeneri ejusdem. Revocavi igitur nomen vetus et classicum, interim, si placeat, usitandum." (Sundevall 1836); "Fulix Sundevall, Kongl. Vetensk. Akad. Handl., 1835, p. 129, 1836—type, by subs. desig. (Baird, Brewer, and Ridgway, Water Bds. N. Amer., 2, p. 17, 1884), Anas marila Linnaeus." (Hellmayr and Conover, 1948, Cat. Birds Americas, Pt. I (2), p. 367).


Zeafulix

(Anatidae; syn. Aythya New Zealand Scaup A. novaeseelandiae) Portmanteau of toponym New Zealand, and genus Fuligula Stephens, 1824, duck (< L. fuligo, fuliginis  soot) (cf. genus Fulix Sundevall, 1836, duck (<  L. fulix, fuligis  coot)); "Genus Fuligula Stephens, 1824, tautotype Anas fuligula Linné.   Zeafulix sub-gen. nov.   Type Anas novæseelandiæ Gm.   The type of this new genus differs from the type of Fuligula in lacking the long head crest" (Mathews 1937) (OD per Mark Brown); "Zeafulix Mathews, 1937, Emu, XXXVII (1), p. 32.  Type, by original designation, Anas novaeseelandiae Gmelin, 1789." (JAJ 2021).


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