Chowchilla / Orthonyx spaldingii

Chowchilla / Orthonyx spaldingii

Chowchilla

SCI Name:  Orthonyx spaldingii
Protonym:  Orthonix spaldingii MorningHerald[Sydney] p.4
Category:  Passeriformes / Orthonychidae /
Taxonomy Code:  chowch1
Type Locality:  northeastern coast of Australia.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1868
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

ORTHONYX
(Orthonychidae; Ϯ Australian Logrunner O. temminckii) Gr. ορθος orthos  straight; ονυξ onux, ονυχος onukhos  claw; "ONGUICULÉ, Orthonyx. (Temm.)   ...   Ongles plus longs que les doigts, forts, peu arqués, cannelés latéralement" (Temminck 1820); "Orthonyx Temminck, 1820, Man. Orn., éd. 2, 1, p. 81. No species; generic details only. Type, by subsequent designation (Ranzani, 1822, Elem. Zool., 3, p. 19), Orthonyx temminckii Ranzani." (Deignan in Peters 1964, X, 228).
Var. Orthonix.
Synon. Macrorthonyx, Papuorthonyx.

orthonyx
Gr. ορθος orthos  straight; ονυξ onux, ονυχος onukhos  claw.

spaldingi / spaldingii
Edward Spalding (1836-1900) Australian taxidermist, collector (subsp. Melloria quoyi, Orthonyx).

SUBSPECIES

Chowchilla (melasmenus)
SCI Name: Orthonyx spaldingii melasmenus
melasmenus
Gr. μελασμος melasmos  black spot, black dye  < μελας melas, μελανος melanos  black.

Chowchilla (spaldingii)
SCI Name: Orthonyx spaldingii spaldingii
spaldingi / spaldingii
Edward Spalding (1836-1900) Australian taxidermist, collector (subsp. Melloria quoyi, Orthonyx).