Little Bustard / Tetrax tetrax

Little Bustard / Tetrax tetrax

Little Bustard

SCI Name:  Tetrax tetrax
Protonym:  Otis Tetrax Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.154
Category:  Otidiformes / Otididae /
Taxonomy Code:  litbus1
Type Locality:  Europe, restricted type locality, France, apud Hartert.
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Publish Year:  1758
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DEFINITIONS

TETRAX
(Otididae; Ϯ Little Bustard T. tetrax) Specific name Otis tetrax Linnaeus, 1758; "146. OTIS TETRAX. Little Bustard.   Tetrax Campestris." (T. Forster 1817); "Field Bustarnelle  ...  Like the Great Bustard, this is very shy and crafty, and if disturbed will fly for two or three hundred paces, not far from the ground, and then run faster than a man can follow on foot." (Stephens 1819); "Tetrax T. Forster, Syn. Cat. Brit. Bds., 1817, p. 20. Type, by tautonymy, Otis tetrax Linné." (Peters 1934, II, 217).
Synon. Microtis.

tetrax
L. tetrax, tetracis  unknown gamebird  < Gr. τετραξ tetrax, τετραγος tetragos  edible gamebird, later variously identified (cf. Med. L. tetrex  unknown large bird, perhaps a goose); "85. OTIS.  ...  Tetrax.  3. O. capite juguloque lævi.  Anas campestris. Alb. av. 3. p. 33. t. 41. Raj. av. 59.  Tetrax. Bell. av. . . Aldr. orn. l. 13. c. 13.  Habitat in Europa, imprimis in Gallia." (Linnaeus 1758) (Tetrax).

TETRAX
(Otididae; Ϯ Little Bustard T. tetrax) Specific name Otis tetrax Linnaeus, 1758; "146. OTIS TETRAX. Little Bustard.   Tetrax Campestris." (T. Forster 1817); "Field Bustarnelle  ...  Like the Great Bustard, this is very shy and crafty, and if disturbed will fly for two or three hundred paces, not far from the ground, and then run faster than a man can follow on foot." (Stephens 1819); "Tetrax T. Forster, Syn. Cat. Brit. Bds., 1817, p. 20. Type, by tautonymy, Otis tetrax Linné." (Peters 1934, II, 217).
Synon. Microtis.

tetrax
L. tetrax, tetracis  unknown gamebird  < Gr. τετραξ tetrax, τετραγος tetragos  edible gamebird, later variously identified (cf. Med. L. tetrex  unknown large bird, perhaps a goose); "85. OTIS.  ...  Tetrax.  3. O. capite juguloque lævi.  Anas campestris. Alb. av. 3. p. 33. t. 41. Raj. av. 59.  Tetrax. Bell. av. . . Aldr. orn. l. 13. c. 13.  Habitat in Europa, imprimis in Gallia." (Linnaeus 1758) (Tetrax).