Nkulengu Rail / Himantornis haematopus

Nkulengu Rail / Himantornis haematopus

Nkulengu Rail

SCI Name:  Himantornis haematopus
Protonym:  Himantornis haematopus J.Orn. 3 p.357
Category:  Gruiformes / Rallidae /
Taxonomy Code:  nkurai1
Type Locality:  Dabocrom, Gold Coast.
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Publish Year:  1855
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DEFINITIONS

HIMANTORNIS
(Rallidae; Ϯ Nkúlengú Rail H. haematopus) Genus Himantopus Brisson 1760, stilt; Gr. ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; alluding to the long carmine-red legs of the Nkúlengú Rail; "18. Himantornis haematopus Temm.   Supra olivacei-brunnescens, plumis omnibus medio nigricantibus, margine pallidis; colli et pilei plumis concoloribus; colli lateribus et gula brunneo-albidis; subtus dilute olivascens, plumis omnibus late cinerascente-marginatis; remigibus et cauda brevi fuscis; subalaribus albo-variegatis; iride et pedibus laete rubris, rostro viridi, apice pallidiore; unguibus albis.  ...  Foem. paullo minor.  Dabocrom.  Stehe im System bei Tribonyx." (Hartlaub 1855); "Himantornis Hartlaub, Journ. f. Orn., 3, 1855, p. 357. Type, by monotypy, Himantornis haematopus Hartlaub." (Peters, 1934, II, p. 179).
Var. Himanthornis, Haematornis.
Synon. Psammocrex.

HAEMATOPUS
(Haematopodidae; Ϯ Eurasian Oystercatcher H. ostralegus) L. haematopus, haematopodis  blood-foot  < Gr. αἱμα haima, αἱματος haimatos  blood; πους pous, ποδος podos  foot; "81. HÆMATOPUS.  Rostrum compressum: apice cuneo æquali.  Pedes tridactyli, fissi." (Linnaeus 1758): ex "Haematopus" of Belon 1555, Aldrovandus 1599-1603, Linnaeus 1745, and Linnaeus 1746, and "Sea-Pie" of Willughby 1676, Ray 1713, and Albin 1731-1738; "Hæmatopus Linné, Syst. Nat., ed. 10, 1, 1758, p. 152. Type, by monotypy, Haematopus ostralegus Linné." (Peters, 1934, II, p. 231). Linnaeus's Haematopus comprised a single species.
Var. HimatopusHoematopus, Haemantopus, Haemotopus.
Synon. Melanibyx, Ostralega, Ostralegus, Palostralegus, Prohaematopus.

haematopus
L. haematopus, haematopodis  blood-foot  < Gr. αἱμα haima, αἱματος haimatos  blood; πους pous, ποδος podos  foot.