Salvin’s Curassow / Mitu salvini

Salvin\'s Curassow / Mitu salvini

Salvin's Curassow

SCI Name:  Mitu salvini
Protonym:  Mitua salvini Vidensk.Medd.naturhist.Foren.Kjobenhavn. p.5
Category:  Galliformes / Cracidae /
Taxonomy Code:  salcur1
Type Locality:  No locality = eastern Ecuador.
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Publish Year:  1879
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DEFINITIONS

MITU
(Cracidae; Ϯ Alagoas Curassow M. mitu) Specific name Crax mitu Linnaeus, 1766; the Alagoas Curassow is now extinct in the wild: less than 50 pure-bred birds exist in private aviaries; "CXCVIII.Genre. HOCCAN; Mitu, Marcg.  Pauxi, Pauxi, Temm., Gal.  Bec très-haut, très-comprimé, convexe, à arête vive, en lame saillante et très-convexe, comme dentée; la mandibule inférieure courte, peu haute, obtuse; narines arrondies, percées en avant d'une membrane poilue, couvrant des fosses nasales peu saillantes; joues emplumées; tarses hauts, robustes, à scutelles en plaque; ailes amples, concaves. Queue moyenne, arrondie.  Le HOCCAN; Crax galeata, Lath.; Ourax mitu, Temm., pl. col., 153; Crax tomentosa, Spix, pl. 63" (Lesson 1831); "Mitu Lesson, Traité d'Orn., livr. 7, 1831, p. 485. Type, by tautonymy Ourax mitu Temminck = Crax mitu Linné." (Peters 1934, II, 9).
Var. Mitua.

mitu
Tupí names Mitú, Mutú or Mutúm black (bird), for the curassows (cf. Wayāpi name Mitü); ex “Mitu” or “Mutu” of Marcgrave 1648 (Mitu).

salvini / salvinii
Osbert Salvin (1835-1898) English ornithologist, Curator of Ornithology, Cambridge University 1874-1882, collector (syn. Accipiter erythronemius ventralis, syn. Alaemon alaudipes, syn. Amazilia violiceps, subsp. Amazona autumnalis, Antrostomus, subsp. Basileuterus rufifrons, syn. Certhidea olivacea, subsp. Chlorostilbon canivetii, subsp. Colinus virginianus, syn. Crypturellus variegatus, subsp. Cyphorhinus arada, subsp. Empidonax flavescens, subsp. Eubucco bourcierii, subsp. Eutoxeres aquila, subsp. Geospiza parvula, subsp. Habia fuscicauda, syn. Heliodoxa xanthogonys, subsp. Icterus mesomelas, subsp. Knipolegus poecilurus, subsp. Lampornis amethystinus, Mitu, subsp. Neomorphus geoffroyi, OneillornisPachyptila, subsp. Pachyramphus albogriseus (ex Pachyramphus similis Salvin, 1895), subsp. Paraclaravis mondetoura, subsp. Picumnus exilis, syn. Popelairia conversii, subsp. Sclerurus guatemalensis, subsp. Sicalis olivascens, subsp. Spindalis zena, subsp. Sporophila funereaThalassarche, syn. Tinamus major fuscipennisTumbezia, subsp. Vireo pallens).