Malaysian Eared-Nightjar / Lyncornis temminckii

Malaysian Eared-Nightjar / Lyncornis temminckii

Malaysian Eared-Nightjar

SCI Name:  Lyncornis temminckii
Protonym:  Lyncornis Temminckii Icon.Av. pt2 pl.16,text
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Caprimulgidae /
Taxonomy Code:  malnig1
Type Locality:  Borneo.
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Publish Year:  1838
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DEFINITIONS

LYNCORNIS
(Caprimulgidae; Ϯ Great Eared Nightjar L. macrotis) Gr. λυνξ lunx, λυνκος lunkos  lynx (i.e. with ear-tufts); ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "Genus LYNCORNIS, Gould.  CHARACTERES GENERICI.  Caput penicillis elongatis (quasi auribus) instructum.  Rostrum depressum et perdebile; rictu amplissimo, infra oculos tendente, setisque carente; naribus basalibus rotundatis, plumisque frontis obtectis.  Alæ perlongæ, primariis rigidis, remige secundo longissimo.  Cauda mediocris, æqualis, et, (sicut alæ,) nota alba carens.  Tarsi breves, robusti, antice, plumis ex parte, tecti.  Digiti breves, ad basin membrana conjuncti, laterales æquales; intermedii unguis pectinatus.    LYNCORNIS CERVINICEPS, Gould. ...   I have selected it as the type of the genus Lyncornis, a minor group among the Caprimulgidæ, conspicuous for their large eyes, lengthened egrets, and great powers of flight. The analogy of this group to that of the horned owls is too palpable to escape observation   ...   LYNCORNIS MACROTIS.   ...   LYNCORNIS TEMMINCKII, Gould." (Gould 1838).

temmincki / temminckii / temminkii
Coenraad Jacob Temminck (1778-1858) Dutch ornithologist (subsp. Accipiter melanoleucusAethopyga, syn. Anser erythropus, syn. Arachnothera crassirostris, syn. Ardea sumatrana, Calidris, syn. Calyptorhynchus lathami, syn. Cecropis daurica rufula, syn. Colinus cristatus, Columba artefact (ex Columba auricularis Temminck, 1813), Coracias (ex “Rollier Temminck” of Levaillant 1806), Coracina, syn. Corydon sumatranus (ex Eurylaimus corydon Temminck, 1824), syn. Crax rubra (ex “Red Peruvian Hen” of Albin 1738, and Crax rubra Temminck, 1815), Cursorius, syn. Dendrexetastes rufigula, syn. Ducula perspicillata, syn. Gallus varius x hybrid, syn. Harpactes kasumba, syn. Heliomaster squamosus, syn. Lobotos lobatus, Lyncornis, subsp. Myophonus caeruleus, syn. Nipponia nippon (ex Ibis nippon Temminck, 1835), Orthonyx, PicoidesPicumnus, syn. Prunella montanella, syn. Pterophanes cyanopterus, Ptilinopus, syn. Ramphastos vitellinus ariel, syn. Sittasomus griseicapillus sylviellus (ex Dendrocolaptes sylviellus Temminck, 1821), syn. Synthliboramphus wumisuzume, Tragopan (ex “Chinese Horned Pheasant” of Hardwicke 1831)).