Black Guan / Chamaepetes unicolor

Black Guan / Chamaepetes unicolor

Black Guan

SCI Name:  Chamaepetes unicolor
Protonym:  Chamaepetes unicolor Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt1 p.159
Taxonomy:  Galliformes / Cracidae /
Taxonomy Code:  blagua1
Type Locality:  Veragua.
Publish Year:  1867
IUCN Status:  


(Cracidae; Ϯ Sickle-winged Guan C. goudotii) Gr. χαμαιπετης khamaipetēs  falling to the ground  < χαμαι khamai  on the ground; πιπτω piptō  to fall down;"Like the Black Guan [C. unicolor] it inhabits primeval forest but has relatively longer legs and descends to earth more commonly ...  Unlike the species of Penelope, it feeds much on the ground, from which it is more apt to be flushed than from the trees" (Delacour & Amadon 1973); "Genus. Chamaepetes Wagl., Pava (Gen. nov.)  Character Ortalidae; gula et mentum toto plumosa.  Die Luftröhre gerade wie bey den Penelopen.  Species: 1. Ch. Goudotii (Ortal. Goud. Less. l.c.)" (Wagler 1832); "Chamaepetes Wagler, Isis von Oken, 1832, col. 1227. Type, by monotypy, Ortalida goudotii Lesson." (Peters, 1834, II, p. 21).
Var. Chamapetes.

L. unicolor, unicoloris  plain, uniform, of one colour  < uni-  single-  < unus  one; color, coloris  colour.
● ex “Tanagra unicolor” of Lichtenstein MS (Haplospiza).
● ex “Perroquet Lori unicolore” of Levaillant 1801-1805 (unident.).