Little Brown Bustard / Eupodotis humilis

Little Brown Bustard / Eupodotis humilis

Little Brown Bustard

SCI Name:  Eupodotis humilis
Protonym:  Sypheotides humilis J.Asiat.Soc.Bengal 24(1855) p.305
Category:  Otidiformes / Otididae /
Taxonomy Code:  libbus1
Type Locality:  Somaliland.
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Publish Year:  1855
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DEFINITIONS

EUPODOTIS
(Otididae; Ϯ Senegal Bustard E. senegalensis) Gr. ευπους eupous, ευποδος eupodos  swift of foot  < ευ eu  perfection; πους pous, ποδος podos  foot; ωτις ōtis, ωτιδος ōtidos  bustard; "14e genre OUTARDE, Otis, L.  ...  3e sous-genre Eupodotis.  Quatorze espèces: O. rhaad, O. arabs, O. afra, O. afraoides, O. Denhami, O. nuba, O. caffra, O. cœrulescens, O. Vigorsii, O. melanogaster, O. ferox, O. scolopacea, O. Senegalensis, O. nigriceps." (Lesson 1839); "Eupodotis Lesson, Rev. Zool., 1839, p. 47. Type, by subsequent designation, Otis rhaad Rüppell not of Gmelin = Otis senegalensis Vieillot. (Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 64.)" (Peters, 1934, II, p. 222).
Synon. Trachelotis.

humilis
L. humilis  lowly, small, humble, on the ground, of the plain  < humus, humi  ground.