Crested Partridge / Rollulus rouloul

Crested Partridge / Rollulus rouloul

Crested Partridge

SCI Name:  Rollulus rouloul
Protonym:  Phasianus Roulroul Del.Flor.Faun.Insubr. 2 p.93
Category:  Galliformes / Phasianidae /
Taxonomy Code:  crepar1
Type Locality:  Malacca.
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Publish Year:  1786
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DEFINITIONS

ROLLULUS
(Phasianidae; Ϯ Crested Partridge R. rouloul) Specific name Phasianus rouloul Scopoli, 1786; "85GENRE. { Rouloul. Le bec court, en forme de cône, convexe, légèrement fléchi: les narines oblongues: le front dégarni de plumes: l'occiput orné d'une huppe: le doigt postérieur plus gros que ceux de devant, plus court et tronqué.  Rollulus. Rostrum breve, conicum, convexum, leviter inflexum: nares oblongæ: frons calva: occiput cristatum: digitus posticus anterioribus crassior, brevior & truncatus." (Bonnaterre 1791); "Rollulus Bonnaterre, Tabl. Encyc. Méth., Orn., pt. 1, 1791, p. xciii. Type, by monotypy, "Roulroul" = Phasianus roulroul Scopoli." (Peters 1934, II, 104).
Synon. Cryptonyx, Liponyx, Rulula.

rouloul
French name “Rouloul de Malacca” given to the Crested Partridge by Sonnerat 1782 (said to be based on a Malay name Roulroul, which, however, appears neither in Winstedt 1949, Wilkinson 1959, nor Wells 1999) (Rollulus).