ANHIMA

(Anhimidae; Ϯ Horned Screamer A. cornuta) Tupí names Anhuma or Inhuma  black bird, for the screamer or some other large bird; "Anhima. Genre 86.  ...  Le Genre du Kamichy. (1).  ...(1) Kamichy, nom que les habitans de la Guiane donnent à l'espece de ce genre.    Genus Anhimæ. (1).  ...(1) Anhima, nomen hujus generis speciei a Brasiliensibus inditum.  ...  **1. LE KAMICHY.  ...  ANHIMA" (Brisson 1760): based on "Anhima" of Marcgrave 1648, Jonston 1650, Willughby 1676, and Ray 1713, "Bambiaya" of de Laet 1633, "Kamichy" and "Aquila aquatica" of Barrère 1741, "Aquila Americana" of Barrère 1745, "Cahuitahu" of La Condamine 1745, and "Palamedæa" of Möhring 1752; "Anhima Brisson, Orn., 1, 1760, p. 48; 5, 1760, p. 518. Type, by tautonymy, Anhima [anhima] = Palamedea cornuta Linné." (Peters 1931, 1, 142). Despite their strange, gamebird-like appearance the screamers are primitive Anseriformes, related to the Magpie Goose Anseranas and wildfowl Anatidae.
Synon. Palamedea.

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 11 December 2018).