Rudd’s Lark / Heteromirafra ruddi

Rudd\'s Lark / Heteromirafra ruddi

Rudd's Lark

SCI Name:  Heteromirafra ruddi
Protonym:  Heteronyx ruddi Bull.Br.Orn.Club 21 p.111
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Alaudidae /
Taxonomy Code:  rudlar1
Type Locality:  Wakkerstroom , Transvaal .
Publish Year:  1908
IUCN Status:  


(Alaudidae; Ϯ Rudd's Lark H. ruddi) Gr. ἑτερος heteros  different, another; genus Mirafra Horsfield, 1821, bush lark (see Heteronyx); "Mr. CLAUDE H. B. GRANT said that Mr. TOM IREDALE had kindly drawn his attention to the fact that the name Heteronyx which he proposed for a genus of African Larks in the Bull. B.O.C. xxi. p. 111 (1908), was preoccupied in insects. He therefore proposed to rename it Heteromirafra, and the species must in future stand as Heteromirafra ruddi (Grant)." (Grant 1913); "Heteromirafra C. Grant, 1913, Bull. British Ornith. Club, XXXI, p. 114.  New name for Heteronyx C. Grant, 1908, preoccupied by Heteronyx Guérin-Méneville, 1831 (Coleoptera)." (JAJ 2021).
Synon. Heteronyx.

Charles Dunnel Rudd (1844-1916) English entrepreneur in South Africa, Chairman of De Beers Mining Company 1880, sponsor of expeditions in tropical Africa (Apalis, Heteromirafra).