Chestnut-shouldered Goshawk / Erythrotriorchis buergersi

Chestnut-shouldered Goshawk / Erythrotriorchis buergersi

Chestnut-shouldered Goshawk

SCI Name:  Erythrotriorchis buergersi
Protonym:  Astur bürgersi Orn.Monatsb. 22 p.29
Taxonomy:  Accipitriformes / Accipitridae /
Taxonomy Code:  chsgos1
Type Locality:  Maeanderberg, near Sepik River, New Guinea.
Publish Year:  1914
IUCN Status:  


(Accipitridae; Ϯ Red Goshawk E. radiatus) Gr. ερυθρος eruthros  red; τριορχης triorkhēs  buzzard  < τρεις treis, τρια tria  three; ορχις orkhis  testicle (see Triorchis); "ERYTHROTRIORCHIS RADIATUS (Lath.).  Urospizias radiatus, Sharpe, Cat. B. i. p. 159.   ...  Mr. Gurney has pointed out to me an error that I made in adopting this species as the type of Kaup's genus Urospizias, whereas Kaup intended his type of that genus to be the Astur radiatus of Temminck (nec Lath.) = A. approximans. I overlooked this by some mistake; and as this Red Harrier Buzzard is really generically distinct, I adopt the name of Erythrotriorchis, with which Mr. Gurney proposes to supplant Urospizias of my 'Catalogue.'" (Sharpe 1875); "Erythrotriorchis Sharpe, 1875, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond.: 337—type (by monotypy) Falco radiatus Latham." (RAOU Checklist Birds Australia, 1975, I, p. 82).

Prof. Dr Theodor Josef Bürgers (1881-1954) German hygienist, bacteriologist, surgeon-explorer in New Guinea 1912-1913 (Erythrotriorchis, subsp. Geoffroyus simplex, subsp. Mearnsia novaeguineae, subsp. Melanorectes nigrescens, syn. Psittacella brehmii intermixta, subsp. Pteridophora alberti, subsp. Ptilorrhoa castanonota, subsp. Sericornis papuensis).