Gray-throated Rail / Canirallus oculeus

Gray-throated Rail / Canirallus oculeus

Gray-throated Rail

SCI Name:  Canirallus oculeus
Protonym:  Gallinula oculea J.Orn. 3 p.357
Category:  Gruiformes / Rallidae /
Taxonomy Code:  gytrai1
Type Locality:  Rio Boutry, Gold Coast.
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Publish Year:  1855
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DEFINITIONS

CANIRALLUS
(Rallidae; Ϯ Grey-throated Rail C. oculeus) L. canus  grey; genus Rallus Linnaeus, 1758, rail. "19. Gallinula oculea Temm.  Major, pulchra; supra pure olivacea, occipite obscuriore, sincipite, facie, periophthalmiis et gula dilute cinereis" (Hartlaub 1855); "Aa. GALLINULEÆ.  ...  134. Canirallus, Hartlaub.  410. oculeus, Temm.  411. kioloides, Pucher." (Bonaparte 1856); "Canirallus "Hartlaub" Bonaparte, Compt. Rend. Acad. Sci. Paris, 43, 1856, p. 600. Type, by subsequent designation, Gallinula oculea Hartlaub (Sharpe, Cat. Bds. Brit. Mus., 23, 1894, p. 72)." (Peters, 1934, II, p. 180).  Laurent Raty in litt., citing Witmer Stone, 1894, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 46, p. 140, raises the probability that the Madagascar Wood Rail Mentocrex kioloides is the true type of Canirallus.
Var. Conirallus.

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