Great Eared-Nightjar / Lyncornis macrotis

Great Eared-Nightjar / Lyncornis macrotis

Great Eared-Nightjar

SCI Name:  Lyncornis macrotis
Protonym:  Caprimulgus macrotis Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt1 no.8 p.97
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Caprimulgidae /
Taxonomy Code:  grenig1
Type Locality:  Manila.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1831
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

LYNCORNIS
(Caprimulgidae; Ϯ Great Eared Nightjar L. macrotis) Gr. λυνξ lunx, λυνκος lunkos  lynx (i.e. with ear-tufts); ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "Genus LYNCORNIS, Gould.  CHARACTERES GENERICI.  Caput penicillis elongatis (quasi auribus) instructum.  Rostrum depressum et perdebile; rictu amplissimo, infra oculos tendente, setisque carente; naribus basalibus rotundatis, plumisque frontis obtectis.  Alæ perlongæ, primariis rigidis, remige secundo longissimo.  Cauda mediocris, æqualis, et, (sicut alæ,) nota alba carens.  Tarsi breves, robusti, antice, plumis ex parte, tecti.  Digiti breves, ad basin membrana conjuncti, laterales æquales; intermedii unguis pectinatus.    LYNCORNIS CERVINICEPS, Gould. ...   I have selected it as the type of the genus Lyncornis, a minor group among the Caprimulgidæ, conspicuous for their large eyes, lengthened egrets, and great powers of flight. The analogy of this group to that of the horned owls is too palpable to escape observation   ...   LYNCORNIS MACROTIS.   ...   LYNCORNIS TEMMINCKII, Gould." (Gould 1838).

macrotis
Gr. μακρωτης makrōtēs  long-eared  < μακρος makros  long; -ωτις -ōtis  -eared  < ους ous, ωτος ōtos  ear (cf. μακροτης makrotēs  length).

SUBSPECIES

Great Eared-Nightjar (bourdilloni)
SCI Name: Lyncornis macrotis bourdilloni
bourdilloni
Thomas Fulton Bourdillon (1849-1930) Conservator of Forests in Travancore, India 1891-1908 (subsp. Eurostopodus macrotis, subsp. Rhopocichla atriceps, subsp. Turdus simillimus).

Great Eared-Nightjar (cerviniceps)
SCI Name: Lyncornis macrotis cerviniceps
cerviniceps
L. cervinus  stag-coloured  < cervus  stag; -ceps  -headed  < caput, capitis  head.

Great Eared-Nightjar (jacobsoni)
SCI Name: Lyncornis macrotis jacobsoni
jacobsoni
Dr Edward Richard Jacobson (1870-1944) Dutch businessman, entomologist, collector in Java and Sumatra 1892-1944 (subsp. Eurostopodus macrotis, syn.Gerygone sulphurea).

Great Eared-Nightjar (macrotis)
SCI Name: Lyncornis macrotis macrotis
macrotis
Gr. μακρωτης makrōtēs  long-eared  < μακρος makros  long; -ωτις -ōtis  -eared  < ους ous, ωτος ōtos  ear (cf. μακροτης makrotēs  length).

Great Eared-Nightjar (macropterus)
SCI Name: Lyncornis macrotis macropterus
macropterus
Gr. μακροπτερος makropteros  long-winged  < μακρος makros  long; -πτερος
-pteros  -winged  < πτερον pteron wing.
● ex “Gavilan del campo alilargo” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 31 (syn. Circus buffoni).