WoRMS taxon details

Rynchops Linnaeus, 1758

206447  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:206447)

accepted
Genus
Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Description Size: large. Distinguishing characters: lower mandible much longer than upper, striated and less than 1 mm wide along most...  
Description Size: large. Distinguishing characters: lower mandible much longer than upper, striated and less than 1 mm wide along most of its length; flexible toward tip; feed by skimming surface of water with lower mandible slicing through water surface. Pupil has catlike vertical slit in bright light. <389> [details]
WoRMS (2018). Rynchops Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=206447 on 2018-10-23
Date
action
by
2005-05-27 09:47:05Z
created
2006-09-28 06:51:36Z
changed
Martinez, Olga

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original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record Urban, E.K., C.H. Fry & S. Keith (1986). The Birds of Africa, Volume II. Academic Press, London. [details]   

additional source Nomenclator Zoologicus Online. , available online at http://uio.mbl.edu/NomenclatorZoologicus/ [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From other sources
Description Size: large. Distinguishing characters: lower mandible much longer than upper, striated and less than 1 mm wide along most of its length; flexible toward tip; feed by skimming surface of water with lower mandible slicing through water surface. Pupil has catlike vertical slit in bright light. <389> [details]