Gunnison Sage-Grouse / Centrocercus minimus

Gunnison Sage-Grouse / Centrocercus minimus

Gunnison Sage-Grouse

SCI Name:  Centrocercus minimus
Protonym:  Centrocercus minimus WilsonBull. 112 p.445-453
Taxonomy:  Galliformes / Phasianidae /
Taxonomy Code:  gusgro
Type Locality:  
Publish Year:  2000
IUCN Status:  


(Tetraonidae; Ϯ Greater Sage Grouse C. urophasianus) Gr. κεντρον kentron  point; κερκος kerkos  tail; "9. TETRAO (CENTROCERCUS) UROPHASIANUS.  (Swainson.)  Cock of the Plains.  GENUS, Tetrao, LINN.  Sub-genus, Centrocercus* (Type 3), SWAINS.  ...  *Th. κεντρον, cuspis, et κερκος, cauda.  ...  45. Sub-genus, CENTROCERCUS. (Generis Tetraonis.)  Bill compressed, the base of the culmen prolonged towards the crown of the head and dividing the frontal feathers.   Wings very short; lesser quills mucronated at their tips.  Tail rounded, the feathers lanceolate and pointed.  Lateral toes unequal; hind-toe moderate, longer than the claw.   Type.—  Centrocercus urophasianus, NOB. p. 359." (Swainson 1832); "Centrocercus Swainson, in Swainson and Richardson, Fauna Bor.-Am., 2, 1831 (1832), p. 358, 496.  Type, by original designation, Tetrao urophasianus Bonaparte." (Peters, 1934, II, p. 41).
Var. Centrocircus.

minima / minimum / minimus
L. minimus  smallest, least  < super. parvus  small.
● ex “Cabaret” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 485, fig. 2 (syn. Acanthis cabaret).
● ex “Petit Sénégali rouge” of Vieillot 1805 (syn. Lagonosticta senegala).
● ex “Petite Becassine” of Brisson 1760 (Lymnocryptes).
● "60. TROCHILUS.  ...  minimus. 18.  T. rectricibus lateralibus margine exteriore albis, corpore fusco nitente, subtus albido.  Avis mellivora minima. Edw. av. 105. t. 105. s. infimaHabitat in America.  Avis minima inter omnes notas." (Linnaeus 1758) (Mellisuga).
● ex “Long-legged Warbler” of Latham 1783 (syn. Xenicus longipes).