Titicaca Grebe

Titicaca Grebe / Rollandia microptera

Titicaca Grebe

Here the details of the Titicaca Grebe named bird below:

SCI Name:  Rollandia microptera
Protonym:  Podiceps micropterus Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt1 p.220
Taxonomy:  Podicipediformes / Podicipedidae /
Taxonomy Code:  titgre1
Type Locality:  Lake Titicaca.
Publish Year:  1868
IUCN Status:  


(Podicipediae; Ϯ White-tufted Grebe R. rolland) Specific name Podiceps rolland Quoy & Gaimard, 1824; "Z. PODICIPEÆ.  ...  16. Rollandia, Bp.  47. leucotis, Cuv. (rollandi, Quoy et Gaim.)   48. micra, Bp." (Bonaparte 1856); "Rollandia Bonaparte, Compt. Rend. Acad. Sci. Paris, 42, p. 775, 1856—type, by virtual monotypy, Rollandia leucotis Bonaparte = Podiceps Rolland Quoy and Gaimard." (Hellmayr & Conover 1948, XIII, 19).
Synon. Centropelma.

Gr. μικροπτερα mikroptera  small-winged  < μικρος mikros  small; -πτερος -pteros  -winged  <  πτερον pteron wing.

(syn. Scolopax Ϯ American Woodcock S. minor) Gr. μικροπτερα mikroptera  small-winged  < μικρος mikros  small; πτερος -pteros  -winged  < πτερον  pteron  wing; "Subgenus.—*MICROPTERA, (RUSTICOLA, Bonap.)  THE head more rounded than quadrate.  The wings short, and the 3 first primaries very narrow and graduated, the 4th and 5th being longest.  Legs less robust, and the hind toe nail slightly projecting over the extremity of the toe. ...  The structure of the wings is very peculiar and characteristic, nothing of the kind existing in the Woodcock of Europe. It is in consequence a bird of more retiring habits, less capable of continued flight, being often sedentary in the countries in which it breeds, and migrating short distances merely over land, as the severity of the winter season increases where it happens to reside.   ...   LESSER WOODCOCK.  (Rusticola minor, NOBIS.  Scolopax minor, GMEL. BONAP. Syn. No. 269.  WILSON, vi. p. 40. pl. 48. fig. 2.  PENN. Arct. Zool. ii. p. 463. No. 365.  Phil. Museum, No. . .)" (Nuttall 1834); "Microptera (not of Gravenhorst, 1802) Nuttall, Man. Bds. U. S. and Canada, Water Birds, p. 192, 1832 [= 1834]—type, by orig. desig., Rusticola minor = Scolopax minor Gmelin." (Hellmayr & Conover, 1948, XIII, 164).    Var. Microptes (Gr. πτην ptēn  winged).