Altai Snowcock / Tetraogallus altaicus

Altai Snowcock / Tetraogallus altaicus

Altai Snowcock

SCI Name:  Tetraogallus altaicus
Protonym:  Perdix altaica Bull.Sci.Acad.Imp.Sci.St.Petersb. 1 p.31
Taxonomy:  Galliformes / Phasianidae /
Taxonomy Code:  altsno1
Type Locality:  Argut River and tributaries, Katun Mountains, Altai.
Publish Year:  1836
IUCN Status:  


(Phasianidae; Ϯ Himalayan Snowcock T. himalayensis) Compound of genera Tetrao Linnaeus, 1758, grouse, and Gallus Brisson, 1760, fowl; "NIGELL'S PHEASANT-GROUSE. TETRAOGALLUS NIGELLII Gray [pl. 46]" (J. Gray 1832); "Tetraogallus J. E. Gray, in Hardwicke's Ill. Ind. Zool., 2, pt. 11, 1832, pl. 46. Type, by monotypy, Tetraogallus nigellii J. E. Gray (not Lophophorus nigelli Jardine and Selby) = Tetraogallus himalayensis G. R. Gray." (Peters 1934, II, 60).
Var. Setraogallus.
Synon. Chourtka, Megaloperdix, Montigallus, Oreotetrax.

altaiana / altaica / altaicus / altaiensis
Altai Mts., Central Asia, on the borders of Kazakhstan, western Mongolia and north-western China.