Papuan Nightjar / Eurostopodus papuensis

Papuan Nightjar / Eurostopodus papuensis

Papuan Nightjar

SCI Name:  Eurostopodus papuensis
Protonym:  Caprimulgus papuensis Nederl.Tijdschr.Dierk. 3 p.340
Taxonomy:  Caprimulgiformes / Caprimulgidae /
Taxonomy Code:  papnig1
Type Locality:  Salawati and the opposite coast of New Guinea.
Publish Year:  1866
IUCN Status:  


(Caprimulgidae; Ϯ White-throated Nightjar E. mystacalis) Gr. ευρωστος eurōstos  strong, stout; πους pous, ποδος podos  foot; "Genus EUROSTOPODUS.   GEN. CHAR.  Bill somewhat more produced and stouter than in Caprimulgus; nostrils lateral and linear; rictus entirely devoid of bristles, but furnished with short, weak, divided and branching hairs; wings longer and more powerful than in Caprimulgus; first and second quills equal, and longest; tail moderately long and nearly square; tarsi stout, and clothed anteriorly for their whole length; toes short, thick and fleshy; outer ones equal, and united to the middle one by a membrane for more than half their length; nail of the middle toe strongly pectinated on the inner side.    TYPES.  Caprimulgus guttatus, Vig. and Horsf. in Linn. Trans. vol. xv. p. 192.   Caprimulgus albogularis, Ib. p. 194, note." (Gould 1838); "Eurostopodus Gould, Syn. Bds. Austr., pt. 4, April, 1838, app., p. 1. Type, by subsequent designation, Caprimulgus guttatus Vigors and Horsfield. (Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 7.)  Also described as a new genus in Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1837 (May), 1838, p. 142." (Peters, 1940, IV, p. 189).  
Var. EurostopdusEurostopus, Eurystopodus.

papuanus / papuense / papuensis
Papua or New Guinea.
● ex “Petit Lori Papou” of Sonnerat 1776, and “Papouan Lory” of Latham 1781 (syn. Charmosyna papou).
● ex “Choucari de la Nouvelle Guinée” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 630, and “Papuan Crow” of Latham 1781 (Coracina).
● Erroneous TL. New Guinea (= Philippines); ex “Manikor de la Nouvelle Guinée” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 707, fig. 2, “Manikor” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Papuan Manakin” of Latham 1783 (syn. Dicaeum australe).