The Key to Scientific Names

Edited by James A. Jobling
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Ilyonetta

(Anatidae; syn. Aythya Ferruginous Duck A. nyroca) Gr. ιλυς ilus, ιλυος iluos  mud, slime; νηττα nētta  duck; "Genus Ilyonetta Heine  [Nyroca (!) Flemm. 1822]" (Heine 1890); "Ilyonetta Heine, in Heine & Reichenow, 1890, Nomencl. Musei Heineani Ornith., p. 347.  New name for Nyroca Fleming, considered barbarous because of its vernacular etymology." (JAJ 2020).


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