The Key to Scientific Names

Edited by James A. Jobling
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nyroca
Russian name нырок Nyrok for a duck (Aythya).

Nyroca

(Anatidae; syn. Aythya Ferruginous Duck A. nyroca) Specific name Anas nyroca Güldenstädt, 1770. "NYROCA.  Bill broad and depressed.   Anas ferina, Marila nyroca, fuligula." (Fleming 1822); "Nyroca, Fleming *, Phil. of Zool. ii. p. 260 (1822)  [Type.] F[uligula]. leucophthalma.  ... * Fleming puts Anas ferina first on the list; but A. nyroca should be considered his type, if that bird is separated from Fuligula." (P. Sclater & Salvin 1876); "Nyroca Fleming, Philos. Zoöl., 2, 1822, p. 260.  Type, by tautonymy, Anas nyroca Güldenstädt." (Peters, 1931, I, 173).


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