Edwards’s Pheasant / Lophura edwardsi

Edwards\'s Pheasant / Lophura edwardsi

Edwards's Pheasant

SCI Name:  Lophura edwardsi
Protonym:  Gennaeus Edwardsi Bull.Mus.Hist.Nat.Paris 2 p.316
Category:  Galliformes / Phasianidae /
Taxonomy Code:  edwphe1
Type Locality:  Quangtri, Annam.
Publish Year:  1896
IUCN Status:  


(Phasianidae; Ϯ Crested Fireback Pheasant L. ignita) Gr. λοφος lophos  crest; ουρα oura  tail; "Cheeks naked.  4. LOPHURA.  Tail vertical, with the middle feather arched.  Phasianus ignitus." (Fleming 1822); "Lophura Fleming, Philos. Zool., 2, 1822, p. 230. Type, by monotypy, Phasianus ignitus [Shaw]." (Peters 1934, II, 117).
Synon. Acomus, Alectrophasis, Alectryon, Chalcocomus, Delacourigallus, Diardigallus, Euplocomus, Gallophasis, Gennaeus, Grammatoptilus, Hierophasis, Houppifer, Lobiophasis, Lochmophasis, Lophalector, Macartneya, Nycthemerus, Phasianalector, Spicifer.

eduardi / edward / edwardi / edwardii / edwardsi / edwardsii
● Prof. Alphonse Milne-Edwards (1835-1900) French zoologist (‡Alectoris, syn. Casuarius bennetti westermanniLophura, syn. Porphyrio poliocephalus viridis).
● Edward Wilson (1808-1888) British naturalist, trochilidist, High Sheriff of Pembrokeshire (Amazilia).
● Prof. Henri Milne Edwards (1800-1885) French zoologist, father of Alphonse Milne-Edwards (syn. Ardeotis nigriceps, Bangsia, Calonectris, Carpodacus, syn. Nilaus aferPsittaculirostris).
● George Edwards (1694-1773) English traveller, naturalist, painter (syn. Anser caerulescens (ex "Blue-Winged Goose" of Edwards 1750) (Laurent Raty in litt.), syn. Crax rubra (ex “Curasso-Bird” of Edwards 1760), syn. Euplectes orix (ex "Grenadier" of Edwards 1751), ?syn. Limosa haemastica (ex "White Godwit from Hudson's Bay" of Edwards 1750), syn. Loriculus beryllinus, syn. Manacus manacus (ex “Black-capped Manakin” of Edwards 1758, and “Manakin à tête noire de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 303, fig. 1), syn. Neophema pulchella (ex “Perruche Edwards” of Levaillant 1801), syn. Phaethon lepturus catesbyi (ex “Tropick Bird” of Edwards 1750)).
● Dr Ernest Preston Edwards (1919-2011) US ornithologist, collector (syn. Dactylortyx thoracicus chiapensis).
● Edward Prince of Wales (1894-1972) later Edward VIII (reigned 1936, abdicated) and Duke of Windsor (subsp. Menura novaehollandiae).
Edward Charles Migdalski (1918-2009) US ichthyologist, collector, explorer, sportsman (syn. Spilopelia chinensis suratensis).
Edward Charles Stuart Baker (1864-1944) British ornithologist, oologist, Indian Police 1883-1912, collector (syn. Thalasseus bergii velox).
● Sir Edward Newton (1832-1897) British assistant colonial secretary on Mauritius 1859-1877, naturalist, collector in Madagascar 1861-1862, and Seychelles 1866 (Tylas) (NB. edwardnewtoni is a misspelling of eponym enewtoni).
● Sir Edward John Lees Hallstrom (1886-1970) Australian businessman, aviculturalist, philanthropist (Björn Bergenholtz in litt.) (subsp. Zapornia tabuensis).
● These eponyms were confused and frequently misspelled or mistakenly corrected (e.g. Tylas edwardsi).