Okarito Brown Kiwi / Apteryx rowi

Okarito Brown Kiwi / Apteryx rowi

Okarito Brown Kiwi

SCI Name:  Apteryx rowi
Protonym:   Rec.AucklandMus. 40 p.45-64
Taxonomy:  Apterygiformes / Apterygidae /
Taxonomy Code:  okbkiw1
Type Locality:  
Publish Year:  2003
IUCN Status:  


(Apterygidae; Ϯ Brown Kiwi A. australis) Gr. negative prefix α- a- ; πτερυξ pterux, πτερυγος pterugos  wing (cf. απτερυγος apterugos  without wings); "APTERYX AUSTRALIS  ...  Alæ rudimenta tantum, monodactyla, subuncialia, unguiculo terminali.  ...  SOUTHERN APTERYX  ...  Wings rudiments only, consisting of a single joint or finger, about an inch in length, and terminated by a small claw or spur  ...  This curious bird is a native of New Zealand" (Shaw 1813); "Apteryx Shaw, Nat. Miscell., 24, 1813, pl. 1057, 1058. Type, by monotypy, Apteryx australis Shaw." (Peters, 1931, I, p. 11).
Var. Apterix, Apternyx.
Synon. Kiwi, Stictapteryx.

Maori name Rowi for the Okarito Kiwi (Apteryx).