Blackish Rail / Pardirallus nigricans

Blackish Rail / Pardirallus nigricans

Blackish Rail

SCI Name:  Pardirallus nigricans
Protonym:  Rallus nigricans Nouv.Dict.Hist.Nat. 28 p.560
Category:  Gruiformes / Rallidae /
Taxonomy Code:  blarai1
Type Locality:  Paraguay, based on Azara, no. 371.
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Publish Year:  1819
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DEFINITIONS

PARDIRALLUS
(Rallidae; Ϯ Spotted Rail P. maculatus) L. pardus, pardi  leopard  < Gr. παρδος pardos  leopard; genus Rallus Linnaeus, 1758, rail; "110. Pardirallus, Bp.  327. variegatus, Gm.  (maculatus, Bodd.  nivosus, Sw.)" (Bonaparte 1856); "Pardirallus Bonaparte, Compt. Rend. Acad. Sci. Paris, 43, 1856, p. 599. Type, by monotypy, Rallus variegatus Gmelin = Rallus maculatus Boddaert." (Peters 1934, II, 169).
Synon. Limnopardalus, Ortygonax.

nigricans
L. nigricans, nigricantis  blackish, swarthy  < nigrare  to be black  < niger  black.
● ex “Suirirí chorrendo” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 182 (syn. Hymenops perspicillata).
● ex “Ypacahá obscuro” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 371 (Pardirallus).
● ex “Brunoir” of Levaillant 1802, pl. 106, fig. 1 (Pycnonotus).
● ex “Tachurí obscurito menor” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 167 (Ridgwayornis).

SUBSPECIES

Blackish Rail (caucae)
SCI Name: Pardirallus nigricans caucae
caucae
Cauca, Colombia.

Blackish Rail (nigricans)
SCI Name: Pardirallus nigricans nigricans
nigricans
L. nigricans, nigricantis  blackish, swarthy  < nigrare  to be black  < niger  black.
● ex “Suirirí chorrendo” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 182 (syn. Hymenops perspicillata).
● ex “Ypacahá obscuro” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 371 (Pardirallus).
● ex “Brunoir” of Levaillant 1802, pl. 106, fig. 1 (Pycnonotus).
● ex “Tachurí obscurito menor” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 167 (Ridgwayornis).