Elegant Quail / Callipepla douglasii

Elegant Quail / Callipepla douglasii

Elegant Quail

SCI Name:  Callipepla douglasii
Protonym:  Ortyx Douglasii Zool.J. 4 p.354
Category:  Galliformes / Odontophoridae /
Taxonomy Code:  elequa
Type Locality:  Monterey, error = Mazatlan, Sinaloa.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1829
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

CALLIPEPLA
(Odontophoridae; Ϯ Scaled Quail C. squamata) Gr. καλλιπεπλος kallipeplos  beautifully clad  < καλλος kallos  beauty  < καλος kalos  beautiful; πεπλος peplos  robe; "A. Gallinae terrestres.  Genus Callipepla, Wagl.  Schuppenhuhn.  (Genus novum.)  ...  In der Vorausfetzung, daß andere Gattungen dieser Sippe theilweise wenigstens, ein schuppenartiges Gefieder haben möchten, habe ich diese mit dem Namen "Schuppenhuhn" belegt.   Species: Callipepla strenua. Wagl." (Wagler 1832); "Callipepla Wagler, Isis von Oken, 1832, col. 277. Type, by monotypy, Callipepla strenua Wagler = Ortyx squamatus Vigors." (Peters, 1934, II, p. 44).
Synon. Lophortyx.

douglasii / douglassii
• David Douglas (1799-1834) Scottish botanist, plant hunter in North America 1824-1833 and Hawaii 1834 (syn. Calidris himantopusCallipepla, syn. Gallinago delicata).
• At first glance the entry, "—? Douglasii (Mont.).", in G. Gray, 1842, Appendix List Genera Birds, p. 15, may give the impression that this is an unusual generic term synonymised with Sterna Linnaeus.  However, it refers to a specific name (Sterna Dougallii Montagu) treated as the monotype of Thalassea Kaup.

SUBSPECIES

Elegant Quail (bensoni)
SCI Name: Callipepla douglasii bensoni
bensoni
● Constantine Walter Benson (1909-1982) English colonial administrator, ornithologist, collector (syn. Ammomanes deserti geyri, syn. Apalis chapini strausae, syn. Apalis thoracica whitei, Calamonastides, subsp. Cinnyris fuelleborni, subsp. Cisticola chiniana, subsp. Cyanolanius comorensis, subsp. Monticola sharpei, syn. Phyllastrephus terrestris suahelicus, syn. Poeoptera kenricki, ‡Psittacula, subsp. Sheppardia gunningi).
● Rex R. Benson (fl. 1931) US collector in Panama (subsp. Basileuterus melanogenys, subsp. Catharus gracilirostris).
● Col. Harry Coupland Benson (1857-1924) US Army (subsp. Callipepla douglasii).

Elegant Quail (languens)
SCI Name: Callipepla douglasii languens
languens
L. languens, languentis  weak, inactive, languid  < languere  to be faint.

Elegant Quail (douglasii)
SCI Name: Callipepla douglasii douglasii
douglasii / douglassii
• David Douglas (1799-1834) Scottish botanist, plant hunter in North America 1824-1833 and Hawaii 1834 (syn. Calidris himantopusCallipepla, syn. Gallinago delicata).
• At first glance the entry, "—? Douglasii (Mont.).", in G. Gray, 1842, Appendix List Genera Birds, p. 15, may give the impression that this is an unusual generic term synonymised with Sterna Linnaeus.  However, it refers to a specific name (Sterna Dougallii Montagu) treated as the monotype of Thalassea Kaup.

Elegant Quail (impedita)
SCI Name: Callipepla douglasii impedita
impedita
L. impeditus hindered, burdened < impedire to entangle.

Elegant Quail (teres)
SCI Name: Callipepla douglasii teres
teres
L. teres, teretis  smooth, refined, elegant, polished  < terere  to rub.