Lady Amherst’s Pheasant / Chrysolophus amherstiae

Lady Amherst\'s Pheasant / Chrysolophus amherstiae

Lady Amherst's Pheasant

SCI Name:  Chrysolophus amherstiae
Protonym:  Phasianus Amherstiae Trans.Linn.Soc.London(1), 16 p.129 pl.15
Taxonomy:  Galliformes / Phasianidae /
Taxonomy Code:  laaphe1
Type Locality:  Mountains of Cochinchina.
Publish Year:  1829
IUCN Status:  


(Phasianidae; Ϯ Golden Pheasant C. pictus) Gr. χρυσολοφος khrusolophos  with golden crest  < χρυσος khrusos  gold; λοφος lophos  crest; "[plate 41, fig.] 2. HEAD OF THE COMMON GOLDEN PHEASANT  ·  CHRYSOLOPHUS PICTUS. (Gray.)" (J. Gray 1834); "Chrysolophus J. E. Gray, in Hardwicke's Ill. Ind. Zool., 2, pt. 15-16, 1834, pl. 41, f. 2. Type, by monotypy, Phasianus pictus Linné." (Peters, 1934, II, p. 130).
Synon. Epomia, Thaumalea.
● (Tyrannidaesyn. Machetornis Ϯ Cattle Tyrant M. rixosa) "TYRAN QUERELLEUR ou SUIRIRI, Tyrannus rixosus, Vieill.  ...  les plumes du sommet de la tête, brunes à leur extrémité, et d'un rouge d'écarlate dans le reste" (Vieillot 1819); "CHRYSOLOPHUS, Sw.  Walking Tyrants.  Bill lengthened, as long as the head; the sides compressed.  Rictus bristled.  Wings rounded; the first two quills gradually pointed at their ends; tertials lengthened, nearly as long as the primaries.  Feet large, formed for walking.  Lateral toes equal.  Tail even.  Brazil.  C. ambulans. Spix, ii. pl. 23." (Swainson 1837); "Chrysolophus Swainson, 1837 (not of Gray, 1834), Class. Birds, 2, p. 225. Type, by monotypy, "C. ambulans. Spix, II, pl. 23" = Tyrannus rixosus Vieillot." (Traylor in Peters, 1979, VIII, p. 185).

chrysolophus / chrysolopos / chrysolopus
Gr. χρυσολοφος khrusolophos  with golden crest  < χρυσος khrusos  gold; λοφος lophos  crest.

Hon. Sarah Archer Countess Amherst (1762-1838) first wife of William Pitt Amherst 1st Earl Amherst of Arracan, Gov.-Gen. of Bengal 1823-1828 (Chrysolophus).