Red Spurfowl / Galloperdix spadicea

Red Spurfowl / Galloperdix spadicea

Red Spurfowl

SCI Name:  Galloperdix spadicea
Protonym:  Tetrao spadiceus Syst.Nat. 1 pt2 p.759
Category:  Galliformes / Phasianidae /
Taxonomy Code:  redspu1
Type Locality:  Madagascar, ex Sonnerat, error = India.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1789
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

GALLOPERDIX
(Phasianidae; Ϯ Red Spurfowl G. spadiceus) Portmanteau of genera Gallus Brisson, 1760, fowl, and Perdix Brisson, 1760, partridge; "In the same work [Delessert 1843] are figured and described, or only described  ...  3. As Francolinus Hardwickii, Gray, the Perdix lunulosa, Valenciennes, v. Fr. nivosus, Mag. de Zool., 1840, Ois. pl. 18; if indeed this be not also the Cingalese, Perdix bicalcaratus of Pennant, which I greatly suspect. The form, to which P. spadiceus also belongs, I regard as constituting a very distinct genus — Galloperdix, Nobis." (Blyth 1844); "Galloperdix Blyth, Journ. As. Soc. Bengal, 13, pt. 2, 1844, p. 936, note. Type, by monotypy, P. spadiceus = Tetrao spadicea Gmelin." (Peters, 1934, II, p. 106).
Synon. Hepburnia, Plectroperdix.

spadicea / spadiceus
Mod. L. spadiceus  chestnut-brown, bay-coloured  < L. spadix, spadicis  chestnut-coloured, date-coloured  < Gr. σπαδιξ spadix, σπαδικος  spadikos palm-coloured, bay  < σπαω spaō  to pluck.
● ex “Yellow-rumped Fly-catcher” (= rufous phase) of Latham 1783 (Attila).
● ex “Chocolate Albatross” (= ☼) of Latham 1785 (syn. Diomedea exulans).
● ex “Perdix rouge de Madagascar” of Sonnerat 1782, and “Brown African Partridge” of Latham 1783 (Galloperdix).
● ex “Ardea mexicana” or “Avis Xoxonquihoactli” of Seba 1734-1765, “Ardea mexicana purpurascens” of Brisson 1760, “Crabier pourpré” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Mexican Heron” of Latham 1785 (unident;?Ixobrychus exilis).
● ex “Brown Tern” of Latham 1785 (syn. Onychoprion fuscatus).

SUBSPECIES

Red Spurfowl (caurina)
SCI Name: Galloperdix spadicea caurina
caurina / caurinum / caurinus / caurus
L. caurinus of the northwest wind, north-western < caurus northwest wind.

Red Spurfowl (spadicea)
SCI Name: Galloperdix spadicea spadicea
spadicea / spadiceus
Mod. L. spadiceus  chestnut-brown, bay-coloured  < L. spadix, spadicis  chestnut-coloured, date-coloured  < Gr. σπαδιξ spadix, σπαδικος  spadikos palm-coloured, bay  < σπαω spaō  to pluck.
● ex “Yellow-rumped Fly-catcher” (= rufous phase) of Latham 1783 (Attila).
● ex “Chocolate Albatross” (= ☼) of Latham 1785 (syn. Diomedea exulans).
● ex “Perdix rouge de Madagascar” of Sonnerat 1782, and “Brown African Partridge” of Latham 1783 (Galloperdix).
● ex “Ardea mexicana” or “Avis Xoxonquihoactli” of Seba 1734-1765, “Ardea mexicana purpurascens” of Brisson 1760, “Crabier pourpré” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Mexican Heron” of Latham 1785 (unident;?Ixobrychus exilis).
● ex “Brown Tern” of Latham 1785 (syn. Onychoprion fuscatus).

Red Spurfowl (stewarti)
SCI Name: Galloperdix spadicea stewarti
stewarti
● Ronald McDonald Stewart (1881-1958) English ornithologist, naturalist, game warden and wildfowl officer in British Columbia, Canada 1919-1958 (subsp. Certhia americana).
● Surgeon-Gen. Ludovick Charles Stewart (1819-1888) British Army in India, naturalist (Emberiza, subsp. Prinia socialis).
● J. S. Stewart (fl. 1913) in Travancore, India 1907-1913 (subsp. Galloperdix spadicea, syn. Surniculus dicruroides).
● Robert E. Stewart (1913-1993) US biologist, ornithologist (syn. Otus bakkamoena gangeticus).
● Stewart I., New Zealand (syn. Phalacrocorax chalconotus).
● Stewart Shipton (1869-1939) British accountant, sugar-mill manager in Argentina 1891-1939, naturalist (syn. Sicalis olivascens).