Pseudotadorna

‡ (syn. Tadorna Ϯ Crested Shelduck T. cristata) Gr. ψευδος pseudos  false; genus Tadorna Oken, 1817, shelduck; "PSEUDOTADORNA, n. gen.  ...  PSEUDOTADORNA CRISTATA, n. sp.  Crested Sheldrake    Ad. (type of species). Crown of head, nape, a broad longitudinal band on hind neck, upper tail-coverts, tail and primaries black with some greenish lustre, nuchal feathers considerably elongated, forming a pendent crest or tuft; in ocular region a conspicuous spectacled patch of white, shortly prolonged to side of occiput . ...  The type and the only specimen as yet obtained is probably an adult male. It was obtained in the Naktung River (or Rakutōkō) near Fusan, December (3?), 1916. It is preserved in the collection of the author (sp. no. 2650).  Two allied species of the sheldrake have been known from Corea, viz., Tadorna cornuta (S. G. Gmelin) and Casarca rutila (Pall.), from both which the above described species is manifestly distinct." (Kuroda 1917); "Pseudotadorna Kuroda, Tori, 1, 1917, p. 1. Type, by monotypy, Pseudotadorna cristata Kuroda." (Peters 1931, 1, 157). This extinct shelduck was originally considered to be a hybrid.

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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 18 December 2018).