African Harrier-Hawk / Polyboroides typus

African Harrier-Hawk / Polyboroides typus

African Harrier-Hawk

SCI Name:  Polyboroides typus
Protonym:  Poloboroides typicus S.Afr.Comm.Advertiser 4 (13 May)
Category:  Accipitriformes / Accipitridae /
Taxonomy Code:  afhhaw1
Type Locality:  no locality = South Africa.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1829
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

POLYBOROIDES
(Accipitridae; Ϯ African Harrier Hawk P. typus) Genus Polyborus Vieillot, 1816, caracara; Gr. -οιδης -oidēs  resembling. "Genus POLYBOROIDES. Smith.  Bill compressed particularly towards culmen, slightly arched from base, moderately hooked at the point; nostrils longitudinal, linear; cere smooth; sides of head to some distance behind eyes bare. Tarsi long, slender, laterally compressed and reticulated; toes long and slender, the middle one connected to the outer by a slight web at base; claws long, slender, and much curved. Wings nearly as long as tail; the fourth and fifth feathers the longest" (A. Smith 1834).
Var. PoloboroidesPolyporoides.
Synon. Gymnogenys.

typus
L. typus  type, form, image  < Gr. τυπος tupos  type.
● Type species of genus Adamastor Bonaparte, 1856, petrel (syn. Adamastor cinereus).
● Type species of genus Ducorpsius Bonaparte, 1850, cockatoo (syn. Cacatua ducorps).
Type species of genus Gorsachius Bonaparte, 1855, night heron (syn. Gorsachius goisagi).
● Type species of genus Chicquera Bonaparte, 1854, falcon (syn. Falco chicquera).
● Type species of genus Guyornis Bonaparte, 1854, hermit (syn. Phaethornis guy).
● Type species of genus Polyboroides A. Smith, 1829, harrier hawk.
● Type species of genus Trichophoropsis Bonaparte, 1854, bulbul (syn. Setornis criniger).
● Type species of genus Gryphus Le Maout, 1853, condor (syn. Vultur gryphus).

SUBSPECIES

African Harrier-Hawk (pectoralis)
SCI Name: Polyboroides typus pectoralis
pectorale / pectoralis
L. pectoralis  of the breast, pectoral  < pectus, pectoris  breast.
● ex “Engoulevent à collier” of Levaillant 1806 (Caprimulgus).
● ex “Janfréderic” of Levaillant 1801-1804, pl. 111 (syn. Cossypha caffra).
● ex “Austral Quail” of Latham 1823 (Coturnix).
● ex “Gold-breasted Manakin” of Latham 1801 (Euphonia).
● ex “Petit Merle brun à gorge rousse de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 644, fig. 2, and “Yellow-breasted Thrush” of Latham 1785 (syn. Gymnopithys rufigula).
● ex “Red-breasted Snipe” of Montagu 1813 (syn. Limnodromus griseus).
● ex “Black-breasted Flycatcher” of Latham 1787 (Pachycephala).
● ex “Mbatuitui pecho listado” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 389 (syn. Pluvialis dominica).
● ex “Tachurí pecho amarillo” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 165 (Polystictus).
● ex “Black-breasted Grosbeak” of Latham 1783 (syn. Sporophila americana).
● ex “Cordon Noir” of Levaillant 1805, pl. 150 (artefact).
● ex “Hausse-Col Noir” of Levaillant 1802, pl. 110 (artefact).

African Harrier-Hawk (typus)
SCI Name: Polyboroides typus typus
typus
L. typus  type, form, image  < Gr. τυπος tupos  type.
● Type species of genus Adamastor Bonaparte, 1856, petrel (syn. Adamastor cinereus).
● Type species of genus Ducorpsius Bonaparte, 1850, cockatoo (syn. Cacatua ducorps).
Type species of genus Gorsachius Bonaparte, 1855, night heron (syn. Gorsachius goisagi).
● Type species of genus Chicquera Bonaparte, 1854, falcon (syn. Falco chicquera).
● Type species of genus Guyornis Bonaparte, 1854, hermit (syn. Phaethornis guy).
● Type species of genus Polyboroides A. Smith, 1829, harrier hawk.
● Type species of genus Trichophoropsis Bonaparte, 1854, bulbul (syn. Setornis criniger).
● Type species of genus Gryphus Le Maout, 1853, condor (syn. Vultur gryphus).