Ornate Tinamou / Nothoprocta ornata

Ornate Tinamou / Nothoprocta ornata

Ornate Tinamou

SCI Name:  Nothoprocta ornata
Protonym:  Rhynchotus ornatus ListBirdsBrit.Mus. pt5 p.102
Category:  Tinamiformes / Tinamidae /
Taxonomy Code:  orntin1
Type Locality:  Bolivia.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1867
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

NOTHOPROCTA
(Tinamidae; Ϯ Chilean Tinamou N. perdicaria) Gr. νοθος nothos  spurious; πρωκτος prōktos  tail, rear; "Genus V.— NOTHOPROCTA, GEN. NOV.  VIII.   1 perdicaria (Kittl.) ex Chilia.   *2 ornata (Gray) ex Bolivia.   *3 pentlandi (Gray) ex Bolivia.   4 curvirostris, sp. nov. xxxi. ex Æquatoria.  ...  VIII.— NOTHOPROCTA, gen. nov. p. 153  (νοθος, spurius et πρωκτος, pars posterior corporis).  Genus inter Rhynchotum et Nothuram medium, quoad scuta tarsi illi magis affine, sed digito postico brevi distinguendum.  Typus, N. PERDICARIA, i.e. Crypturus perdicarius Kittlitz, ex Chilia." (P. Sclater & Salvin 1873).

ornata
L. ornatus  ornate, adorned, decorated, splendid, embellished  < ornare  to adorn.

SUBSPECIES

Ornate Tinamou (branickii)
SCI Name: Nothoprocta ornata branickii
branicki / branickii
● Konstanty Grzegorz Graf Branicki (1824-1884) Polish zoologist, collector, who planned to found a museum (Heliodoxa, Odontorchilus, subsp. Tangara vassorii).
● Władysław Michał Graf Branicki (1848-1914) Polish ornithologist, co-founder (1887) of Branicki Zoological Mus., Warsaw (syn. Haliaetus pelagicus, Leptosittaca).
● Aleksander Graf Branicki (1821-1877) Polish zoologist, collector (Nothoprocta).
● Ksawery Graf Branicki (1864-1926) Polish ornithologist, co-founder (1887) of Branicki Zoological Mus., Warsaw (Theristicus).

Ornate Tinamou (ornata)
SCI Name: Nothoprocta ornata ornata
ornata
L. ornatus  ornate, adorned, decorated, splendid, embellished  < ornare  to adorn.

Ornate Tinamou (rostrata)
SCI Name: Nothoprocta ornata rostrata
rostrata
L. rostratus  beaked, large-billed  < rostrum  beak.
● “The native who carried it finding its bite too severe to be often repeated, submitted the poor creature to a most cruel remedy, often practised by the island bird-catchers, which was to thrust the sharp point of the upper mandible through the lower, thus yoking it with its own jaw; in this state it was kept until the party reached the coast” (Peale 1848) (Pseudobulweria).