Finsch’s Francolin / Scleroptila finschi

Finsch\'s Francolin / Scleroptila finschi

Finsch's Francolin

SCI Name:  Scleroptila finschi
Protonym:  Francolinus Finschi Orn.Angola pt2 p.406
Category:  Galliformes / Phasianidae /
Taxonomy Code:  finfra2
Type Locality:  Caconda, Benguella.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1881
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DEFINITIONS

SCLEROPTILA
(Phasianidae; Ϯ Red-winged Francolin S. levaillantii) Gr. σκληρος sklēros  stiff; πτιλον ptilon  feather; "Genus PTERNESTIS, Wagler.  ...  Subgenus SCLEROPTILA, Blyth.   1496. SCL. LEVAILLANTII (Pl. Col. 477; A. Smith, Zool. S. Africa, Aves, pl. 85).  SYN. Perdix Levaillantii, Temminck.   ...  1497. SCL. AFRA.  SYN. Perdix afra, Latham" (Blyth 1849).
Var. SchlopteraScleroptera.

finschi
Prof. Dr Friedrich Hermann Otto Finsch (1839-1917) German diplomat, ornithologist, collector (Amazona, syn. Apus horus, ‡Chenonetta, syn. Coereba bartholemica, subsp. Dicaeum agileEuphonia, syn. Gallirallus australis, subsp. Haematopus ostralegus, syn. Laniarius aethiopicus major, syn. Malacocincla abbotti concreta, syn. Muscicapa striata, Oriolus, subsp. Paradisaea minor, syn. Ploceus velatus, Psittacara, subsp. Ptilinopus iozonus, subsp. Pycnopygius ixoides, Scleroptila, syn. Scotornis climacurus nigricans, Stizorhina, syn. Tauraco schuettii, subsp. Trichastoma celebense, syn. Tropicranus albocristatus) (see finschii).