Coqui Francolin / Peliperdix coqui

Coqui Francolin / Peliperdix coqui

Coqui Francolin

SCI Name:  Peliperdix coqui
Protonym:  Perdix Coqui Rep.Exped.Centr.Afr. p.55
Category:  Galliformes / Phasianidae /
Taxonomy Code:  coqfra2
Type Locality:  Near Kurrichane, Transvaal.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1836
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

PELIPERDIX
(Phasianidae; Ϯ Forest Francolin P. lathami) Hendrick Severinus Pel (1818-1876) Gov. of Dutch Gold Coast 1840-1850, naturalist, taxidermist; Gr. περδιξ perdix, περδικος perdikos  partridge; "67. Peliperdix. Bp.  186. lathami, Hartl. (peli, Temm.)" (Bonaparte 1856).
Synon. Afrocolinus, Perdicideus.

coqui
Onomatopoeic name “Coqui” given to the Coqui Francolin by A. Smith; "The names given by the Natives to the objects above described, I have adopted as the trivial ones" (A. Smith 1836).  Clinning 1989, however, suggests the epithet may be an eponym, after Mr Coqui, apparently a well-known character on the eastern frontier of Cape Colony in the early 1800s (although the formation of the epithet mitigates against this) (Peliperdix).

SUBSPECIES

Coqui Francolin (Plain-breasted)
SCI Name: Peliperdix coqui [hubbardi Group]
PELIPERDIX
(Phasianidae; Ϯ Forest Francolin P. lathami) Hendrick Severinus Pel (1818-1876) Gov. of Dutch Gold Coast 1840-1850, naturalist, taxidermist; Gr. περδιξ perdix, περδικος perdikos  partridge; "67. Peliperdix. Bp.  186. lathami, Hartl. (peli, Temm.)" (Bonaparte 1856).
Synon. Afrocolinus, Perdicideus.

Coqui Francolin (Bar-breasted)
SCI Name: Peliperdix coqui coqui
coqui
Onomatopoeic name “Coqui” given to the Coqui Francolin by A. Smith; "The names given by the Natives to the objects above described, I have adopted as the trivial ones" (A. Smith 1836).  Clinning 1989, however, suggests the epithet may be an eponym, after Mr Coqui, apparently a well-known character on the eastern frontier of Cape Colony in the early 1800s (although the formation of the epithet mitigates against this) (Peliperdix).