Mountain Bamboo-Partridge / Bambusicola fytchii

Mountain Bamboo-Partridge / Bambusicola fytchii

Mountain Bamboo-Partridge

SCI Name:  Bambusicola fytchii
Protonym:  Bambusicola fytchii Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt1 p.214 pl.11
Category:  Galliformes / Phasianidae /
Taxonomy Code:  mobpar1
Type Locality:  Ponsee, 3000 ft., Yunnan.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1871
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

BAMBUSICOLA
(Phasianidae; Ϯ Chinese Bamboo Partridge B. thoracicus) Botanical genus Bambusa von Schreber, 1789, bamboo  < Malay bambu  bamboo; L. -cola  dweller  < colere  to inhabit; "Genus BAMBUSICOLA, Gould.  Generic Characters.— Bill moderately long, and very similar in form to that of Perdix; nostrils covered by an operculum; wings moderately long, round, and concave, the fifth primary the longest; tail somewhat more lengthened than in Perdix, rounded or inclined to a wedge-shape; tarsi rather long, and armed with a well-defined but blunt spur; toes longer than in Perdix, the two lateral ones equal in length, and united at their base by a membrane; hind toe rather long and free.  Sexes alike, as in Caccabis, but the female destitute of a spur.  This is a very distinct form among the Gallinaceæ, the species of which, so far as we yet know, are only two in number, namely the present bird and the Galloperdix sphenurus of China. Both evince a predilection for forests of bamboo, which circumstance has suggested the generic appellation. In point of affinity they equally approach the members both of the genera Perdix and Caccabis.   BAMBUSICOLA SONORIVOX, Gould." (Gould 1863); "Bambusicola Gould, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1862 (1863), p. 285. Type, by subsequent designation, [Perdix sphenura Gray =] Perdix thoracica Temminck. (Ogilvie-Grant, Cat. Bds. Brit.Mus., 22, 1893, p. 257)." (Peters, 1934, II, p. 105).

bambusicola
Botanical genus Bambusa von Schreber, 1789, bamboo  < Malay bambu  bamboo; L. -cola  -dweller  < colere  to inhabit.

fytchii
Maj.-Gen. Albert Fytche (1820-1892) Commissioner of Tenasserim 1857-1867, Chief Commissioner in British Burma 1867-1871 (Bambusicola).

SUBSPECIES

Mountain Bamboo-Partridge (hopkinsoni)
SCI Name: Bambusicola fytchii hopkinsoni
hopkinsoni
● Gen. Henry Hopkinson (1820-1899) British Commissioner in Assam, India 1892 (subsp. Bambusicola fytchii).
● Dr Emilius Hopkinson (1869-1951) British medical officer in South Africa 1900-1901. and the Gambia 1901-1929, aviculturalist (syn. Pternistis ahantensis).

Mountain Bamboo-Partridge (fytchii)
SCI Name: Bambusicola fytchii fytchii
fytchii
Maj.-Gen. Albert Fytche (1820-1892) Commissioner of Tenasserim 1857-1867, Chief Commissioner in British Burma 1867-1871 (Bambusicola).