Black-bellied Bustard / Lissotis melanogaster

Black-bellied Bustard / Lissotis melanogaster

Black-bellied Bustard

SCI Name:  Lissotis melanogaster
Protonym:  Otis melanogaster NeueWirbelth.Vog. p.16 pl.7
Category:  Otidiformes / Otididae /
Taxonomy Code:  bkbbus1
Type Locality:  Lake Tsana, Ethiopia.
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Publish Year:  1835
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DEFINITIONS

LISSOTIS
(Otididae; Ϯ Black-bellied Bustard L. melanogaster) Gr. λισσος lissos  smooth; ωτις ōtis, ωτιδος ōtidos  bustard; alluding to the uncrested head of the Black-bellied Bustard; "*Lissotis R. melanogarter [sic] RÜPP.  tab. CCLIII. fig. 2160-63.  senegalensis VIEILL.  Rhaad RÜPP. non SHAW.  Barrowii GRAY  tab. CCLIII. fig. 2164.   *afra L. GM. tab. CCLIV. fig. 2165-67.   *leucoptera RCHB. afroides A. SM. tab. CCLIV. fig. 2168-70" (Reichenbach 1848); "Lissotis Reichenbach, Syn. Av., no. 3, 1848, gallinaceae, p. [6], pl. CCLIII, figs. 2160-63. Type, by subsequent designation, Otis melanogaster Rüppell (Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 109)." (Peters 1934, II, 224).  Reichenbach's 1848 plate CCLIII shows a group of four birds of this distinctive bustard, although his 1849, plate XXXI shows only the heads of two of those birds (thus bearing more resemblance to Eupodotis than to Lissotis). 

melanogaster / melanogastra / melanogastris / melanogastrus
Gr. μελας melas, μελανος melanos  black; γαστηρ gastēr, γαστρος gastros  belly.
● ex “Black-bellied Grosbeak” of Latham 1783 (syn. Euplectes afer).

SUBSPECIES

Black-bellied Bustard (melanogaster)
SCI Name: Lissotis melanogaster melanogaster
melanogaster / melanogastra / melanogastris / melanogastrus
Gr. μελας melas, μελανος melanos  black; γαστηρ gastēr, γαστρος gastros  belly.
● ex “Black-bellied Grosbeak” of Latham 1783 (syn. Euplectes afer).

Black-bellied Bustard (notophila)
SCI Name: Lissotis melanogaster notophila
notophila
Gr. νοτος notos  south; φιλος philos  loving  < φιλεω phileō  to love  < φιλος philos  lover.