Black Bustard / Eupodotis afra

Black Bustard / Eupodotis afra

Black Bustard

SCI Name:  Eupodotis afra
Protonym:  Otis atra Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.155
Category:  Otidiformes / Otididae /
Taxonomy Code:  blabus3
Type Locality:  Ethiopia = Cape of Good Hope.
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Publish Year:  1758
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DEFINITIONS

EUPODOTIS
(Otididae; Ϯ Senegal Bustard E. senegalensis) Gr. ευπους eupous, ευποδος eupodos  swift of foot  < ευ eu  perfection; πους pous, ποδος podos  foot; ωτις ōtis, ωτιδος ōtidos  bustard; "14e genre OUTARDE, Otis, L.  ...  3e sous-genre Eupodotis.  Quatorze espèces: O. rhaad, O. arabs, O. afra, O. afraoides, O. Denhami, O. nuba, O. caffra, O. cœrulescens, O. Vigorsii, O. melanogaster, O. ferox, O. scolopacea, O. Senegalensis, O. nigriceps." (Lesson 1839); "Eupodotis Lesson, Rev. Zool., 1839, p. 47. Type, by subsequent designation, Otis rhaad Rüppell not of Gmelin = Otis senegalensis Vieillot. (Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 64.)" (Peters, 1934, II, p. 222).
Synon. Trachelotis.

afra
L. Afer, Afra  African  < Africa  Africa, originally the territory of Carthage.
● "85. OTIS.  ...  afra.  4. O. nigra, dorso cinereo, auribus albis.  Habitat in Æthiopia I. BurmannusMaris Rostrum & Pedes flavi. Vertex cinereus. Alarum margo exterior album. Femina tota cinerea, exceptis femoribus abdomineque atris." (Linnaeus 1758) (Afrotis).
● Senegal; ex “African Roller” of Latham 1787 (syn. Eurystomus glaucurus).
● Angola; ex “Red-faced Finch” of Brown 1776, and Latham 1783 (Pytilia).