Red-kneed Dotterel / Erythrogonys cinctus

Red-kneed Dotterel / Erythrogonys cinctus

Red-kneed Dotterel

SCI Name:  Erythrogonys cinctus
Protonym:  Erythrogonys cinctus Syn.BirdsAustr. pt4 pl.73,text
Category:  Charadriiformes / Charadriidae /
Taxonomy Code:  rekdot1
Type Locality:  New South Wales.
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Publish Year:  1838
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DEFINITIONS

ERYTHROGONYS
(Charadriidae; Ϯ Red-kneed Dotterel E. cinctus) Gr. ερυθρος eruthros  red; γονυ gonu, γονατος gonatos  knee; "Genus ERYTHROGONYS, Gould.  CHARACTERES GENERICI.  Rostrum capite longius, rectum, paulo depressum. Nares basales, lineares. Ala elongata, remige primo longissimo; tertialibus fere ad apicem remigum tendentibus. Cauda brevis, et fere æqualis; tarsi elongati. Digiti quatuor; postico parvulo; anticis inter se conjunctis, usque ad articulum primum; tibiæ ex parte nudæ.    ...  ERYTHROGONYS CINCTUS, Gould.  ...  tibiæ parte nuda, cum articulo, coccinea; tarsis olivaceo-fuscis" (Gould 1838); "Erythrogonys Gould, Syn. Bds. Austr., pt. 4, 1838, pl. 73 and text. Type, by monotypy, Erythrogonys cinctus Gould." (Peters, 1934, II, p. 256).
Var. ErythrogenysErythrogonus.

cinctus
L. cinctus girdled, wreathed, banded < cingere to encircle.
● ex “Mésange à ceinture blanche” of de Buffon 1770-1785 (Poecile).