Congo Peacock / Afropavo congensis

Congo Peacock / Afropavo congensis

Congo Peacock

SCI Name:  Afropavo congensis
Protonym:  Afropavo congensis Rev.Zool.Bot.Afr. 29 p.2
Taxonomy:  Galliformes / Phasianidae /
Taxonomy Code:  conpea1
Type Locality:  
Publish Year:  1936
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(Phasianidae; Ϯ Congo Peacock A. congensis) L. Afer, Afra  African  < Africa  Africa; pavo, pavonis  peacock; "Je l'ai désigné sous le nom de Afropavo congensis  ... Comme nom vulgaire j'ai proposé celui de "paon congolais"" (Chapin 1936); "The occurrence of a relative of the Peafowls in the Ethiopian region, where so far only Guineafowls, Partridges, and Quails were known to occur, startled ornithologists" (Delacour 1977); "Afropavo Chapin, 1936, Revue Zoologie Botanique Africaines, 29 (1), p. 2.  Type, by monotypy, Afropavo congensis Chapin, 1936." (JAJ 2020).

Congo or Belgian Congo / DR Congo.