Caucasian Snowcock / Tetraogallus caucasicus

Caucasian Snowcock / Tetraogallus caucasicus

Caucasian Snowcock

SCI Name:  Tetraogallus caucasicus
Protonym:  Tetrao caucasica Zoogr.Rosso-Asiat. 2 p.76
Category:  Galliformes / Phasianidae /
Taxonomy Code:  causno1
Type Locality:  Rocky heights of the Caucasus.
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Publish Year:  1811
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DEFINITIONS

TETRAOGALLUS
(Phasianidae; Ϯ Himalayan Snowcock T. himalayensis) Compound of genera Tetrao Linnaeus, 1758, grouse, and Gallus Brisson, 1760, fowl; "NIGELL'S PHEASANT-GROUSE. TETRAOGALLUS NIGELLII Gray [pl. 46]" (J. Gray 1832); "Tetraogallus J. E. Gray, in Hardwicke's Ill. Ind. Zool., 2, pt. 11, 1832, pl. 46. Type, by monotypy, Tetraogallus nigellii J. E. Gray (not Lophophorus nigelli Jardine and Selby) = Tetraogallus himalayensis G. R. Gray." (Peters 1934, II, 60).
Var. Setraogallus.
Synon. Chourtka, Megaloperdix, Montigallus, Oreotetrax.

caucasica / caucasicus
Mod. L. Caucasicus Caucasian < L. Caucasius Caucasian, of the Caucasus Mts. < Caucasus Caucasus Mts. < Gr. Καυκασος Kaukasos Caucasus Mts.