Kalij Pheasant / Lophura leucomelanos

Kalij Pheasant / Lophura leucomelanos

Kalij Pheasant

SCI Name:  Lophura leucomelanos
Protonym:  Phasianus leucomelanos IndexOrn. 2 p.633
Category:  Galliformes / Phasianidae /
Taxonomy Code:  kalphe
Type Locality:  India, restricted type locality, Nepal, apud Stuart Baker, antea, p. 322.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1790
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

LOPHURA
(Phasianidae; Ϯ Crested Fireback Pheasant L. ignita) Gr. λοφος lophos  crest; ουρα oura  tail; "Cheeks naked.  4. LOPHURA.  Tail vertical, with the middle feather arched.  Phasianus ignitus." (Fleming 1822); "Lophura Fleming, Philos. Zool., 2, 1822, p. 230. Type, by monotypy, Phasianus ignitus [Shaw]." (Peters 1934, II, 117).
Synon. Acomus, Alectrophasis, Alectryon, Chalcocomus, Delacourigallus, Diardigallus, Euplocomus, Gallophasis, Gennaeus, Grammatoptilus, Hierophasis, Houppifer, Lobiophasis, Lochmophasis, Lophalector, Macartneya, Nycthemerus, Phasianalector, Spicifer.

leucomelan / leucomelana / leucomelanos
Gr. λευκος leukos white; μελας melas, μελανος melanos black (cf. λευκομελας leukomelas grey).
● ex “Coloured Pheasant” of Latham 1787 (Lophura).

SUBSPECIES

Kalij Pheasant (hamiltonii)
SCI Name: Lophura leucomelanos hamiltonii
hamiltoni / hamiltonii
● Hamilton Bartlett Mathews (1873-1959) brother of Australian ornithologist Gregory M. Mathews (syn. Acanthiza apicalis albiventris, syn. Ardenna pacifica).
● Robert Hamilton Mathews (1841-1918) Australian surveyor, anthropologist, father of ornithologist Gregory M. Mathews (syn. Anseranas semipalmata).
● Alexander Greenlaw Hamilton (1852-1941) Irish/Australian botanist, naturalist, President of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 1916 (syn. Casuarius casuarius).
● Dr James Erik Hamilton (1891-1957) British government scientist in the Falkland Is. 1919-1957 (subsp. Catharacta antarctica).
● A. Hamilton (fl. 1890) New Zealand farmer, collector (‡syn. Circus teauteensis, ‡syn. Megalapteryx didinus).
● Claud Hamilton (fl. 1900) explorer, collector in Colombia and Ecuador (syn. Coeligena lutetiae).
● Dr Francis Buchanan later known as Francis Hamilton (1762-1829) Scottish surgeon in the East India Company 1794-1815, geographer, zoologist, botanist, explorer, collector in Nepal and India (subsp. Lophura leucomelanos).

Kalij Pheasant (leucomelanos)
SCI Name: Lophura leucomelanos leucomelanos
leucomelan / leucomelana / leucomelanos
Gr. λευκος leukos white; μελας melas, μελανος melanos black (cf. λευκομελας leukomelas grey).
● ex “Coloured Pheasant” of Latham 1787 (Lophura).

Kalij Pheasant (melanota)
SCI Name: Lophura leucomelanos melanota
melanota / melanotha
Gr. μελας melas, μελανος melanos  black; -νωτος -nōtos  -backed  < νωτον nōton  back.

Kalij Pheasant (moffitti)
SCI Name: Lophura leucomelanos moffitti
moffitti
● Lt. James Moffitt (1900-1943) US Army, ornithologist, collector (subsp. Branta canadensis).
● James Kennedy Moffitt (1865-1955) US businessman on University of California Board of Regents 1924-1948 (Lophura).

Kalij Pheasant (lathami)
SCI Name: Lophura leucomelanos lathami
lathami / lathamii
Dr John Latham (1740-1837) English ornithologist (syn. Aegolius harrisii (ex “Rufous Owl” of Latham 1821), Alectura (ex “New Holland Vulture” of Latham 1821), syn. Aviceda leuphotes, syn. Calliope calliope, syn. Calorhamphus fuliginosus (ex “Buff-faced Barbet” of Latham 1782), Calyptorhynchus (ex “Banksian Cockatoo, var. B” of Latham 1802), syn. Colaptes cafer, syn. Daphoenositta chrysopteraEmberiza, syn. Eos bornea, syn. Falco columbarius, syn. Fratercula cirrhata, syn. Hierococcyx varius, syn. Lathamus discolor (ex “Perruche Latham” of Levaillant 1801), Lophura, Peliperdix, syn. Petroica rodinogaster, subsp. Poecile cinctus, subsp. Quelea quelea, syn. Sericornis citreogularis, syn. Stagonopleura guttata, syn. Tachybaptus ruficollis, syn. Threskiornis spinicollis, syn. Trachyphonus vaillantii, syn. Tragopan satyra, syn. Tringa stagnatilis).

Kalij Pheasant (williamsi)
SCI Name: Lophura leucomelanos williamsi
williamsi
● John George Williams (1913-1997) British ornithologist, Curator of Coryndon Mus., Nairobi (subsp. Calandrella cinerea, syn. Geokichla piaggiae tanganjicae, Mirafra, subsp. Phylloscopus umbrovirens, syn. Stelgidocichla latirostris).
● Maj. Frederic Thesiger Williams (1862-1902) British Army in India and Burma (subsp. Lophura horsfieldii).
● J. Williams (fl. 1807) English naturalist (syn. Phalaropus lobatus).

Kalij Pheasant (oatesi)
SCI Name: Lophura leucomelanos oatesi
oatesi / oatesii
● Frank Oates (1840-1875) British naturalist, collector, explorer in Central America 1871-1872, and southern Africa 1873-1875 (one of the first Europeans to see the Victoria Falls) (syn. Agricola pallidus murinus, syn. Melaenornis pammelaina).
● Eugene William Oates (1845-1911) English civil servant in India, naturalist (syn. Anser fabalis, subsp. Chleuasicus atrosuperciliaris, subsp. Garrulus bispecularis, Hydrornis, subsp. Lophura leucomelanos, Niltava, syn. Siva cyanouroptera sordidaSpelaeornis).

Kalij Pheasant (lineata)
SCI Name: Lophura leucomelanos lineata
lineata
L. lineatus  marked with lines, lined  < linea  line  < linum  thread  < Gr. λινον linon  flax, linen.
● ex “Pitpit à coëffe bleue” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Blue-striped Warbler” of Latham 1783 (Dacnis).
● ex “Lineated Pheasant” of Latham 1823 (Lophura).
● ex “Fourmilier grivelé de Cayenne” (= ♀) of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 823, fig. 1, “Petit béfroi” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Speckled Thrush” of Latham 1783 (syn. Sclateria naevia).
● ex “Radiated Grosbeak” of Latham 1785 (?syn. Sporophila americana).

Kalij Pheasant (crawfurdii)
SCI Name: Lophura leucomelanos crawfurdii
crawfurdi / crawfurdii
● A. Crawfurd (fl. 1911) collector in Kenya (syn. Eremomela icteropygialis griseoflava).
● Dr John Crawfurd (1783-1868) British Army surgeon, orientalist, administrator of Singapore 1823, envoy to Siam and Burma (syn. Dryocopus javensis, subsp. Lophura nycthemera, syn. Phaenicophaeus sumatranus).