Muscovy Duck

Muscovy Duck / Cairina moschata

Muscovy Duck

Here the details of the Muscovy Duck named bird below:

SCI Name:  Cairina moschata
Protonym:  Anas moschata Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.124
Taxonomy:  Anseriformes / Anatidae /
Taxonomy Code:  musduc
Type Locality:  India; Brazil substituted by Berlepsch and Hartert, 1902, Novit. ZooL, 9, p. 131.
Publish Year:  1758
IUCN Status:  


(Anatidae; Ϯ Muscovy Duck C. moschata) Doubtless based on “Anas Cairina” and “Cairo-Duck,” names given to the Muscovy Duck by Aldrovandus 1599, in the mistaken belief that it came from Egypt (Italian Cairino  Cairene, native of Cairo). Although widely found in domesticity, this duck comes neither from Muscovy, the Russian heartland, nor Egypt, but from tropical America; "2. Hind toe without a border.  A papillous skin at the base of the bill.  205. CAIRINA.  Musk-duck.  Face and cheeks with a coloured warty skin.  Anas moschata." (Fleming 1822); "Cairina Fleming, Philos. Zoöl., 2, 1822, p. 260. Type, by monotypy, Anas moschata Linné." (Peters, 1931, I, p. 155).  
Var. Cairinia.
Synon. Gymnathus, Hyonetta, Moscha, Moschatus.

Mod. L. Moschatus  of Muscovy  < Moscovia  Muscovy  < L. Moschi  a people between the Black and Caspian Seas (cf. Late L. moschatus  musky  < L. muscus  musk  < Gr. μοσχος moskhos  musk  < Persian musk); "61. ANAS.  ...  moschata.  13. A. facie nuda papillosa. Fn. svec. 98.  Anas moschata. Raj. av. 150. Alb. av. 3. p. 92. t. 97.98.  Anas indica. Gesn. av. 122. Aldr. orn. l. 19. c. 26.  Anas libyca. Will. orn. 294.  Habitat in India.  Alba hujus forte varietas minor. It. Wgoth. 143." (Linnaeus 1758) (Cairina).

(syn. Cairina Ϯ Muscovy Duck C. moschata) Specific name Anas moschata Linnaeus, 1758; "Xe Sous-Genre. MUSQUÉ, moschatus.  ...  Type: le CANARD DIT DE BARBARIE OU MUSQUÉ, anas moschata, L., enl. 989, d'Amérique." (Lesson 1828).    Var. Moschata.