Gray-winged Francolin / Scleroptila afra

Gray-winged Francolin / Scleroptila afra

Gray-winged Francolin

SCI Name:  Scleroptila afra
Protonym:   IndexOrn. 2 p.648
Category:  Galliformes / Phasianidae /
Taxonomy Code:  gywfra1
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Publish Year:  1790
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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.

afra
L. Afer, Afra  African  < Africa  Africa, originally the territory of Carthage.
● "85. OTIS.  ...  afra.  4. O. nigra, dorso cinereo, auribus albis.  Habitat in Æthiopia I. BurmannusMaris Rostrum & Pedes flavi. Vertex cinereus. Alarum margo exterior album. Femina tota cinerea, exceptis femoribus abdomineque atris." (Linnaeus 1758) (Afrotis).
● Senegal; ex “African Roller” of Latham 1787 (syn. Eurystomus glaucurus).
● Angola; ex “Red-faced Finch” of Brown 1776, and Latham 1783 (Pytilia).