Chestnut-headed Crake / Anurolimnas castaneiceps

Chestnut-headed Crake / Anurolimnas castaneiceps

Chestnut-headed Crake

SCI Name:  Anurolimnas castaneiceps
Protonym:  Porzana castaneiceps Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1868) (1868), Pt3 p.453
Category:  Gruiformes / Rallidae /
Taxonomy Code:  chhcra1
Type Locality:  Rio Napo, eastern Ecuador.
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Publish Year:  1869
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DEFINITIONS

Anurolimnas
(Rallidaesyn. Rufirallus Ϯ Chestnut-headed Crake R. castaneiceps) Gr. negative prefix αν- an- ; ουρα oura  tail; Mod. L. limnas  rail  < Gr. λιμνας limnas  of the marsh  < λιμνη limnē  marsh; "ANUROLIMNAS, gen. n.  Digito medio cum ungue longiore quam culmen, rectricibus haud evidentibus, mollibus, decompositis, a tectricibus caudalibus celatis, distinguendum.  Typus A. castaneiceps (Scl. & Salv.)" (Sharpe 1893); "Anurolimnas Sharpe, Bull. Brit. Orn. Cl., 1, 1893, p. 28.  Type, by original designation, A. castaneiceps (Sclater and Salvin) = Porzana castaneiceps Sclater and Salvin." (Peters, 1934, II, p. 181).

castaneiceps
L. castaneus  chestnut-coloured  < castanea  chestnut  < Gr. καστανον kastanon  chestnut; -ceps  -headed  < caput, capitis  head.

SUBSPECIES

Chestnut-headed Crake (coccineipes)
SCI Name: Anurolimnas castaneiceps coccineipes
coccineipes
L. coccineus  scarlet-coloured  < coccum  scarlet dye  < Gr. κοκκος kokkos  scarlet berry; pes, pedis  foot  < Gr. πους pous, ποδος podos  foot.

Chestnut-headed Crake (castaneiceps)
SCI Name: Anurolimnas castaneiceps castaneiceps
castaneiceps
L. castaneus  chestnut-coloured  < castanea  chestnut  < Gr. καστανον kastanon  chestnut; -ceps  -headed  < caput, capitis  head.