Protonym: Lyncornis archboldi Am.Mus.Novit. no.814 p.4
Category: Caprimulgiformes / Caprimulgidae / Eurostopodus
Taxonomy Code: arcnig1
Type Locality: West slope of Mount Tafa at 2400 metres, New Guinea.
Author: Mayr & Rand
Publish Year: 1935
IUCN Status: Least Concern
(Caprimulgidae; Ϯ White-throated Nightjar E. mystacalis) Gr. ευρωστος eurōstos strong, stout; πους pous, ποδος podos foot; "Genus EUROSTOPODUS. GEN. CHAR. Bill somewhat more produced and stouter than in Caprimulgus; nostrils lateral and linear; rictus entirely devoid of bristles, but furnished with short, weak, divided and branching hairs; wings longer and more powerful than in Caprimulgus; first and second quills equal, and longest; tail moderately long and nearly square; tarsi stout, and clothed anteriorly for their whole length; toes short, thick and fleshy; outer ones equal, and united to the middle one by a membrane for more than half their length; nail of the middle toe strongly pectinated on the inner side. TYPES. Caprimulgus guttatus, Vig. and Horsf. in Linn. Trans. vol. xv. p. 192. Caprimulgus albogularis, Ib. p. 194, note." (Gould 1838); "Eurostopodus Gould, Syn. Bds. Austr., pt. 4, April, 1838, app., p. 1. Type, by subsequent designation, Caprimulgus guttatus Vigors and Horsfield. (Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 7.) Also described as a new genus in Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1837 (May), 1838, p. 142." (Peters, 1940, IV, p. 189).
Var. Eurostopdus, Eurostopus, Eurystopodus.
Richard Archbold (1907-1976) US zoologist at AMNH, philanthropist, sponsor of expeditions to New Guinea and the Pacific (syn. Accipiter nanus, Aegotheles, subsp. Dacelo tyro, Eurostopodus, Newtonia, Petroica).
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