Green Junglefowl / Gallus varius

Green Junglefowl / Gallus varius

Green Junglefowl

SCI Name:  Gallus varius
Protonym:  Phasianus varius Nat.Misc. 10 pl.353
Category:  Galliformes / Phasianidae /
Taxonomy Code:  grejun1
Type Locality:  'Probably an Indian bird '' = Java.
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Publish Year:  1798
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

GALLUS
(Phasianidae; Red Junglefowl G. gallus) L. gallus  cockerel, farmyard cock; the Red Junglefowl is the wild ancestor from which all domestic chickens are derived; "Gallus. Genus 3.  ...  **1. LE COQ ET LA POULE. Gallus versicolor. . . .GALLUS DOMESTICUS.  GALLINA DOMESTICA." (Brisson 1760): based on "Gallus", "Gallus Gallinaceus", and "Gallina" of Gessner 1555, and numerous other authors; "Gallus Brisson, Orn. 1, 1760, p. 26, 166. Type, by tautonymy, "Gallus" = Phasianus gallus Linné." (Peters, 1934, II, p. 118).
Synon. Alector, Creagrius, Gallina, Pliogallus.

gallus
L. gallus  farmyard cock, cockerel.
● "90. PHASIANUS.  ...  Gallus.  1. P. cauda compressa adscendente. Fn. svec. 165.  Gallus gallinaceus s. Gallina. Gesn. av. 395. 340. Aldr. orn. l. 14. c. 1. Will. orn. 109. t. 26. Raj. av. 51.   cristatusβ. Gallina crista in vertice plumosa desissima. Raj. av. 51.   ecaudatus. γ. Gallina cauda s. uropygio carens. Raj. av. 51.   crispus. δ. Gallina frislandica. Will. orn. 110. Gallina crispa. Raj. av. 51. Aldr. orn. l. 14. p. 329.   pusillus. ε. Gallus tibiis pennatis. Gallina bentamensis. Alb. av. 3. p. 33. t. 33. 34.  Habitat in India Orientali: Pouli candor, &cGallus pugnax, superbus celsa crista, erecta falcataque cauda, vigil, plaudentibus lateribus canens gallicinia, salax 10. feminis sufficit. Gallina pulveratrix ova copiosa ponit, raro subventanea, nisi Capis associata; cibis expetita ova, caro, juscula galli senioris. Læditur baccis Sambuci; a pediculis liberatur pipere." (Linnaeus 1758) (Gallus).

varius
L. varius  various, diverse, variegated.
● ex “Cassican de la Nouvelle Guinée” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 628, and “Pied Roller” of Latham 1781 (syn. Cracticus cassicus).
● ex “Suirirí chorreado debaxo” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 187 (Empidonomus).
ex “Huppe du cap de bonne Espérance” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 697, “Huppe noire et blanche” of de Buffon 1770-1785, and “Madagascar Hoopoe” of Latham 1783 (Fregilupus).
ex “Basterd Baltimore female” of Catesby 1731-1743, “Carouge de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 607, fig. 1, and “Chesnut and black Baltimore” of Latham 1782 (syn. Icterus spurius).
● ex “Bunter Fasan” of Frisch 1735, “Phasianus albus et rufo varius” of Brisson 1760, and "Faisan varié” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (syn. Phasianus colchicus).
● ex “Varied Parrot” of Latham 1822 (Psephotellus).
● ex “Yellow-belly’d Wood-pecker” of Catesby 1731 (Sphyrapicus).
● ex “Pied Shag” of Latham 1785 (Stictocarbo).
● ex “Ispida indica” of Aldrovandus 1599-1603, “Todus varius” of Brisson 1760, and “Todier varié” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (unident.; ?Nectariniidae).