Hodgson’s Frogmouth / Batrachostomus hodgsoni

Hodgson\'s Frogmouth / Batrachostomus hodgsoni

Hodgson's Frogmouth

SCI Name:  Batrachostomus hodgsoni
Protonym:  Otothrix hodgsoni Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt(27)1 p.101 pl.152
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Podargidae /
Taxonomy Code:  hodfro1
Type Locality:  Northern India = Darjeeling.
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Publish Year:  1859
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DEFINITIONS

BATRACHOSTOMUS
(Podargidae; Ϯ Large Frogmouth B. auritus) Gr. βατραχος batrakhos  frog; στομα stoma, στοματος stomatos  mouth. "Rostrum capite latius ad apicem abrupte acuminatum deflexum, maxilla inverse spatulæformis, culmine carinato" (Horsfield 1821); "Its characters are like those of Podargus Javanensis of Dr Horsfield, having many long loose feathers proceeding horizontally from the root of the upper mandible, which gives the bird a singular and grotesque appearance" (J. Gray 1829); "Genus BATRACHOSTOMUS, Gould.  CHARACTERES GENERICI. Rostrum latius, ac magis depressum quam in genere Podargus dicto, (cui generi hoc approximat) culmine minus carinato.  Nares tubulares, transversim positæ et penicillis tectæ.  Oculi superne cute nuda late marginati, et cristulis plumosis, altera superciliari, altera infra-oculari, postice spectantibus instructi.  Alæ quam in Podargo longiores, remigibus quarto, quinto, sexto et septimo longissimis et inter se fere æqualibus.  Cauda mediocris et rotundata.  Tarsi digitique non tantum breviores sed debiliores quam in Podargo; tarsi antice per dimidium plumosi.    BATRACHOSTOMUS AURITUS.    ...   It is a native of Sumatra, Malacca, &c.  ...  but nothing whatever is known as to its habits or economy."(Gould 1838); "Batrachostomus Gould, Icones Av., pt. 2, 1838, pl. [17] and text. Type, by monotypy, Podargus auritus J. E. Gray." (Peters, 1940, IV, p. 177).
Var. Batraeostomus.
Synon. Bombycistoma, Otothrix.

hodgsoni / hodgsoniae / hodgsonii / hodgsonis
● Brian Houghton Hodgson (1800-1894) English diplomat, Assistant Commissioner for Kumaon 1819-1820, Assistant Resident/Resident to Nepal 1820-1844, ethnologist, naturalist (syn. Aethopyga saturata, Anthus, syn. Aquila chrysaetos daphanea, Batrachostomus, subsp. Buteo buteo, syn. Caprimulgus macrurus albonotatus, Certhia, syn. Chloropsis aurifrons, syn. Chrysococcyx maculatus, syn. Cochoa purpurea, Columba, syn. Dendrocopos darjellensis, subsp. Dryocopus javensis, Ficedula, syn. Ficedula erithacus, syn. Harpactes erythrocephalus, syn. Hodgsonius phaenicuroides, syn. Motacilla alba leucopsis, syn. Oriolus xanthornusPhoenicurus, Prinia, subsp. Psilopogon lineatus, syn. Psittacula himalayana, syn. Strix newarensis, Tickellia, syn. Turdus viscivorus, syn. Zoothera mollissima).
● Anne Hodgson née Scott (?1816-1868) first wife of English diplomat and naturalist Brian H. Hodgson (Perdix).