Ferruginous Duck

Ferruginous Duck / Aythya nyroca

Ferruginous Duck

Here the details of the Ferruginous Duck named bird below:

SCI Name:  Aythya nyroca
Protonym:  Anas nyroca NoviCommen.Acad.Sci.Imp.Petrop. 14(1769) p.403
Taxonomy:  Anseriformes / Anatidae /
Taxonomy Code:  ferduc
Type Locality:  southern Russia.
Publish Year:  1770
IUCN Status:  


(Anatidae; Ϯ Greater Scaup A. marila) Gr. αιθυια aithuia  unidentified seabird mentioned by Aristotle, Hesychius, and other authors. In modern times associated with a variety of seabirds, including a shearwater, a cormorant, a duck, and an auk (cf. Gr. myth. Thyr or Thyrie, mother of Cygnus, who was changed into a waterbird); "130. Aythya marila. — Anas marila Lin." (Boie 1822); "Aythya Boie, 1822, (before May), Tagebuch Reise Norwegen, p. 351. Type, by monotypy, Anas marila Linnaeus." (Johnsgard in Peters, 1979, I, ed. 2, p. 482).   
Var. Aethyia, Aethyja, Aithyia, Aithya.   
Synon. Aristonetta, Dyseonetta, Fuligula, Fulix, Glaucium, Hydrobates, Ilyonetta, Marila, Nettarion, Nyroca, Penelope, Perissonetta, Zeafulix.

Russian name нырок Nyrok for a duck (Aythya).

(syn. Aythya Ϯ 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).