Bengal Florican / Houbaropsis bengalensis

Bengal Florican / Houbaropsis bengalensis

Bengal Florican

SCI Name:  Houbaropsis bengalensis
Protonym:  Otis bengalensis Syst.Nat. 1 pt2 p.724
Category:  Otidiformes / Otididae /
Taxonomy Code:  benflo2
Type Locality:  Bengal.
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Publish Year:  1789
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DEFINITIONS

HOUBAROPSIS
(Otididae; Ϯ Bengal Florican H. bengalensis) Genus Houbara Bonaparte, 1832, bustard; Gr. οψις opsis  appearance; "HOUBAROPSIS, gen. n.  Simile generi "Houbara" dicto, sed plumis jugularibus valde elongatis, pileo nuchaque aliter cristatis, tarsis longissimis distinguendum.  Typus est Houbaropsis bengalensis (Gm.)" (Sharpe 1893); "Houbaropsis Sharpe, Bull. Brit. Orn. Cl., 1, 1893, p. 50.  Type, by original designation, Houbaropsis bengalensis (Gmelin) = Otis bengalensis Gmelin." (Peters, 1934, II, p. 225).
Synon. Oticulus.

bengalensis
Bengal, India (from local name Bangala). Historically, Bengal comprised the greater part of northern India.
● ex “Little Indian Kingfisher” of Edwards 1743, “Ispida Bengalensis” of Brisson 1760, “Martin-pêcheur de Bengale” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Indian Kingsfisher” of Latham 1782 (subsp. Alcedo atthis).
● ex “Lark-heeled Cuckow” of Brown 1776, and Latham 1782 (Centropus).
● ex “Bengal Vulture” of Latham 1781 (Gyps).
● ex “Indian Bustard” of Edwards 1758, and Latham 1783, “Pluvialis bengalensis major” of Brisson 1760, and “Churge” or “Outarde moyenne des Indes” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (Houbaropsis).

SUBSPECIES

Bengal Florican (bengalensis)
SCI Name: Houbaropsis bengalensis bengalensis
bengalensis
Bengal, India (from local name Bangala). Historically, Bengal comprised the greater part of northern India.
● ex “Little Indian Kingfisher” of Edwards 1743, “Ispida Bengalensis” of Brisson 1760, “Martin-pêcheur de Bengale” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Indian Kingsfisher” of Latham 1782 (subsp. Alcedo atthis).
● ex “Lark-heeled Cuckow” of Brown 1776, and Latham 1782 (Centropus).
● ex “Bengal Vulture” of Latham 1781 (Gyps).
● ex “Indian Bustard” of Edwards 1758, and Latham 1783, “Pluvialis bengalensis major” of Brisson 1760, and “Churge” or “Outarde moyenne des Indes” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (Houbaropsis).

Bengal Florican (blandini)
SCI Name: Houbaropsis bengalensis blandini
blandini
J. Blandin (fl. 1928) French Resident of Svarieng Province, Cambodia, Indochina (subsp. Houbaropsis bengalensis).