Moluccan Scrubfowl / Eulipoa wallacei

Moluccan Scrubfowl / Eulipoa wallacei

Moluccan Scrubfowl

SCI Name:  Eulipoa wallacei
Protonym:  Megapodius wallacei Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1860) (1860), Pt(28)3 p.362 pl.171
Taxonomy:  Galliformes / Megapodiidae /
Taxonomy Code:  molscr1
Type Locality:  East Gilolo.
Publish Year:  1861
IUCN Status:  


(Megapodidae; Ϯ Moluccan Scrubfowl E. wallacei) Gr. ευ eu  fine, another; genus Lipoa Sundevall, 1872, mallee-fowl (i.e. megapode); unlike the Mallee-fowl, the Moluccan Scrubfowl is a communal burrow-nester;  "2. EULIPOA.  Head and neck feathered with the exception of a small space surrounding the eye which is mostly naked.  Nostrils oval.  Tail composed of 12 sharp-pointed feathers, the middle pair being the longest.  Upper tail-coverts much shorter than the tail-feathers.  1st primary intermediate in length between the 7th and 8th, and much longer than the 10th; 4th slightly the longest.  Secondaries much shorter than the primaries.  Tarsi and feet large; fore part of tarsus covered with a single row of scutes.  Range. Islands of Gilolo, Batjan, Ternate, Boeroe, Ceram, and Amboina.   1. Eulipoa wallacei." (Ogilvie-Grant 1893); "EULIPOA Ogilvie-Grant, 1893  F — Megapodius wallacei G. R. Gray, 1861; type by monotypy" (Dickinson and Remsen (eds.), H. & M. Complete Checklist, 4th ed., 2013, 1 (Non-passerines), p. 20).

wallaceana / wallaceanus / wallacei / wallaciana / wallacii
● Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) British zoologist, joint originator of the theory of evolution by natural selection, father of zoogeography, collector in Brazil and the East Indies (subsp. Accipiter fasciatus, Aegotheles, Ceyx, syn. Ceyx azureus lessonii, subsp. Chalcophaps stephani, syn. Dendrocincla fuliginosa, syn. Dicrurus leucophaeus, syn. Dicrurus paradiseus formosus, syn. Eos squamata, Eulipoa, Habroptila, Heleia, subsp. Hemiprocne longipennis, syn. Lonchura quinticolor, subsp. Mulleripicus fulvus, syn. Paradisaea apoda, subsp. Patagioenas plumbea, subsp. Picumnus aurifrons, subsp. Pipromorpha oleaginea, syn. Prioniturus platurus, subsp. Procnias albus, Ptilinopus, subsp. Schiffornis turdina, Semioptera, Sipodotus, subsp. Treron griseicauda).
● Maj. Robert Browne Wallace (1918-2002) US Army, businessman, philanthropist, environmentalist (Capito).