Gray Partridge / Perdix perdix

Gray Partridge / Perdix perdix

Gray Partridge

SCI Name:  Perdix perdix
Protonym:  Tetrao Perdix Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.160
Category:  Galliformes / Phasianidae /
Taxonomy Code:  grypar
Type Locality:  Europe, restricted type locality Sweden, ex Fn. Svec.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1758
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

PERDIX
(Phasianidae; Ϯ Grey Partridge P. perdix) L. perdix, perdicis  partridge  < Gr. περδιξ perdix, περδικος perdikos  partridge (cf. Gr. myth. Perdix, noted artist and skilled craftsman, nephew of the jealous Daedalus, by whom he was murdered, then metamosphosed into a partridge); "Perdix. Genus 6.  ...  Genus Perdicis.  Le genre du Perdrix  ...  **1. LA PERDRIX GRISE  ...  PERDIX CINEREA" (Brisson 1760): based on "Perdix" or "Perdix cinerea" of many authors; "Perdix Brisson, Orn., 1, 1760, p. 26, 219. Type, by tautonymy, Perdix cinerea Brisson = Tetrao perdix Linné." (Peters 1934, II, 87).
Var. PerdizPerdrix.
Synon. Sacfa, Starna.

perdix
L. perdix, perdicis  partridge  < Gr. περδιξ perdix, περδικος perdikos  partridge.
● “Magnitudine Perdicis s. C. Columba minor et probe distincta atque constans species” (Pallas 1811) (Brachyramphus).
● "Rhynchotus perdix ("Molina") Gray (and Mitchell), Gen. Bds., 3, p. [525], 1844—new name for Crypturus perdicarius Kittlitz; Pelzeln, Reise Novara, 1, Vögel, p. 113, 1865—Chile." (Hellmayr & Conover 1942, XIII, 88) (syn. Nothoprocta perdicaria).
● "91. TETRAO.  ...  Perdix.  9. T. pedibus nudis, macula nuda coccinea pone oculos, cauda ferruginea, sterno brunneo. Fn. svec. 172.  Perdix cinerea. Aldr. orn. l. 13. c. 19. Jonst. av. 68. t. 27. f. 1. Will. orn. 119. t. 29. Raj. av. 57. Alb. av. l. p. 25. t. 27.  Habitat in Europæ agrisHyeme habitat intra fossas nivis utraque extremitate apertas." (Linnaeus 1758) (Perdix).

PERDIX
(Phasianidae; Ϯ Grey Partridge P. perdix) L. perdix, perdicis  partridge  < Gr. περδιξ perdix, περδικος perdikos  partridge (cf. Gr. myth. Perdix, noted artist and skilled craftsman, nephew of the jealous Daedalus, by whom he was murdered, then metamosphosed into a partridge); "Perdix. Genus 6.  ...  Genus Perdicis.  Le genre du Perdrix  ...  **1. LA PERDRIX GRISE  ...  PERDIX CINEREA" (Brisson 1760): based on "Perdix" or "Perdix cinerea" of many authors; "Perdix Brisson, Orn., 1, 1760, p. 26, 219. Type, by tautonymy, Perdix cinerea Brisson = Tetrao perdix Linné." (Peters 1934, II, 87).
Var. PerdizPerdrix.
Synon. Sacfa, Starna.

perdix
L. perdix, perdicis  partridge  < Gr. περδιξ perdix, περδικος perdikos  partridge.
● “Magnitudine Perdicis s. C. Columba minor et probe distincta atque constans species” (Pallas 1811) (Brachyramphus).
● "Rhynchotus perdix ("Molina") Gray (and Mitchell), Gen. Bds., 3, p. [525], 1844—new name for Crypturus perdicarius Kittlitz; Pelzeln, Reise Novara, 1, Vögel, p. 113, 1865—Chile." (Hellmayr & Conover 1942, XIII, 88) (syn. Nothoprocta perdicaria).
● "91. TETRAO.  ...  Perdix.  9. T. pedibus nudis, macula nuda coccinea pone oculos, cauda ferruginea, sterno brunneo. Fn. svec. 172.  Perdix cinerea. Aldr. orn. l. 13. c. 19. Jonst. av. 68. t. 27. f. 1. Will. orn. 119. t. 29. Raj. av. 57. Alb. av. l. p. 25. t. 27.  Habitat in Europæ agrisHyeme habitat intra fossas nivis utraque extremitate apertas." (Linnaeus 1758) (Perdix).

SUBSPECIES

Gray Partridge (perdix)
SCI Name: Perdix perdix perdix
PERDIX
(Phasianidae; Ϯ Grey Partridge P. perdix) L. perdix, perdicis  partridge  < Gr. περδιξ perdix, περδικος perdikos  partridge (cf. Gr. myth. Perdix, noted artist and skilled craftsman, nephew of the jealous Daedalus, by whom he was murdered, then metamosphosed into a partridge); "Perdix. Genus 6.  ...  Genus Perdicis.  Le genre du Perdrix  ...  **1. LA PERDRIX GRISE  ...  PERDIX CINEREA" (Brisson 1760): based on "Perdix" or "Perdix cinerea" of many authors; "Perdix Brisson, Orn., 1, 1760, p. 26, 219. Type, by tautonymy, Perdix cinerea Brisson = Tetrao perdix Linné." (Peters 1934, II, 87).
Var. PerdizPerdrix.
Synon. Sacfa, Starna.

Gray Partridge (sphagnetorum)
SCI Name: Perdix perdix sphagnetorum
sphagnetorum
Mod. L. sphagnetorum  of the mosses, of the moors  < Late L. sphagnos  moss  < Gr. σφαγνος sphagnos  fragrant sage.

Gray Partridge (armoricana)
SCI Name: Perdix perdix armoricana
armoricana / armoricanus / armoricus
Mod. L. Armoricanus or Armoricus Breton, of Brittany < L. Armoricae Armorica, the northern parts of Gaul (= Bretagne or Brittany, France).

Gray Partridge (hispaniensis)
SCI Name: Perdix perdix hispaniensis
hispaniensis
L. Hispaniensis Spanish  < Hispania  Spain.

Gray Partridge (lucida)
SCI Name: Perdix perdix lucida
lucida
L. lucidus clear, bright < lux, lucis light.

Gray Partridge (robusta)
SCI Name: Perdix perdix robusta
robusta
L. robustus  powerful, strong, robust  < robur, roboris  hardwood.

Gray Partridge (canescens)
SCI Name: Perdix perdix canescens
canescens
L. canescens, canescentis  greyish  < canescere  to become hoary or white  < canere  to be grey  < canus grey.
● ex “Van Diemen’s Warbler” of Latham 1787 (subsp. Phylidonyris novaehollandiae).
● ex “Cinereous Godwit” of Pennant 1768, and Latham 1785 (syn. Tringa nebularia).