Dark-backed Wood-Quail / Odontophorus melanonotus

Dark-backed Wood-Quail / Odontophorus melanonotus

Dark-backed Wood-Quail

SCI Name:  Odontophorus melanonotus
Protonym:  Odontophorus melanonotus Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1860) (1860), Pt(28)3 p.382
Category:  Galliformes / Odontophoridae /
Taxonomy Code:  dbwqua1
Type Locality:  Ecuador.
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Publish Year:  1861
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DEFINITIONS

ODONTOPHORUS
(Odontophoridae; Ϯ Marbled Wood Quail O. gujanensis) Gr. οδοντοφορος odontophoros  bearing teeth  < οδους odous, οδοντος odontos  tooth; φερω pherō  to carry; "188. TOCRO, Odontophorus.  Tetrao, Linn. Gm.  Perdix, Lath.  Bec nu à la base, convexe en dessus, très-comprimé, crochu vers le bout; mandibule inférieure bidentée près la pointe. — Orbites et lorum nus. — Queue arrondie. — Rectrices 12.    Esp. Tocro, Buff." (Vieillot 1816); "Odontophorus Vieillot, Analyse, 1816, p. 51. Type, by monotypy, "Tocro," Buffon = Tetrao gujanensis Gmelin." (Peters 1934, II, 51).
Var. Odonthophorus, Dentophorus (L. dens, dentis  tooth).
Synon. Strophiortyx.

melanonota / melanonotus
Gr. μελας melas, μελανος melanos  black; -νωτος -nōtos  -backed  < νωτον nōton  back.
● ex “Pico de punzon azul y canala” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 104 (Pipraeidea).