Ferruginous Partridge / Caloperdix oculeus

Ferruginous Partridge / Caloperdix oculeus

Ferruginous Partridge

SCI Name:  Caloperdix oculeus
Protonym:  Perdix oculea Hist.Nat.Pig.Gallin. 3 p.408,732
Category:  Galliformes / Phasianidae /
Taxonomy Code:  ferpar2
Type Locality:  India.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1815
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

CALOPERDIX
(Phasianidae; Ϯ Ferruginous Partridge C. oculeus) Gr. καλος kalos  beautiful; περδιξ perdix, περδικος perdikos  partridge. "PERDRIX OCULÉE. Perdix oculea Mihi.  VOICI encore une espèce de Perdrix nouvelle, dont je ne puis offrir que le signalement des couleurs très agréablement  distribuées, qui ornent son plumage." (Temminck 1815); "These are the only Deer of Burmá, until southward, in the provinces of Tavoy and Mergui, we come more emphatically on the Malayan Fauna and Flora, when the little Chevrotain, TRAGULUS KANCHIL, occurs, together with the Malayan Tapir, and in Mergui the GALÆOPITHECUS, ARGUS GIGANTEUS, EUPLOCOMUS VIEILLOTI, ROLLULUS CRISTATUS, CALOPERDIX OCELLATUS, and other Malayan peninsula and Sumatran species." (Blyth 1861); "Caloperdix Blyth, Journ. As. Soc. Bengal, 30, 1861, p. 193, note, in text. Type, by monotypy, Caloperdix ocellatus = Cryptonyx ocellatus = Perdix oculea Temminck." (Peters, 1934, II, p. 103).
Var. Calloperdix.

oculea / oculeus
L. oculeus  full of eyes (i.e. dotted with white or coloured spots)  < oculus  eye.

SUBSPECIES

Ferruginous Partridge (oculeus)
SCI Name: Caloperdix oculeus oculeus
oculea / oculeus
L. oculeus  full of eyes (i.e. dotted with white or coloured spots)  < oculus  eye.

Ferruginous Partridge (ocellatus)
SCI Name: Caloperdix oculeus ocellatus
ocellata / ocellatum / ocellatus
L. ocellatus  ocellated, marked with eyelets < ocellus  eyelet  < dim. oculus  eye.
● ex “Capocier” or “Capolier” of Levaillant 1801-1804, pl. 130, fig. 1 (syn. Prinia maculosa).
● ex “Caille de l’Isle de Luçon” of Sonnerat 1776 (Turnix).

Ferruginous Partridge (borneensis)
SCI Name: Caloperdix oculeus borneensis
bornea / borneana / borneanum / borneanus / borneense / borneensis / bornensis / borneoensis / borneonense / borneonensis / borneus
Borneo  < Malay Brunei  the Barunai or Brunei Sultanate, wealthy, powerful and more extensive in the 15th century  < Sanskrit Váruna  water, rain.
● Erroneous TL. Borneo (= Amboina); "44. PSITTACUS.  ...  borneus.  6. P. macrourus ruber, remigibus rectricibusque apice viridibus, alis macula cærulea.  Psittacus coccineus, cauda longiore. Edw. av. 173. t. 173.  Habitat in India: Borneo." (Linnaeus 1758) (Eos). This name, albeit erroneous, is the fourth toponym in avian nomenclature.