Scaled Quail / Callipepla squamata

Scaled Quail / Callipepla squamata

Scaled Quail

SCI Name:  Callipepla squamata
Protonym:  Ortyx squamatus Zool.J. 5 p.275
Category:  Galliformes / Odontophoridae /
Taxonomy Code:  scaqua
Type Locality:  Mexico.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1830
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

CALLIPEPLA
(Odontophoridae; Ϯ Scaled Quail C. squamata) Gr. καλλιπεπλος kallipeplos  beautifully clad  < καλλος kallos  beauty  < καλος kalos  beautiful; πεπλος peplos  robe; "A. Gallinae terrestres.  Genus Callipepla, Wagl.  Schuppenhuhn.  (Genus novum.)  ...  In der Vorausfetzung, daß andere Gattungen dieser Sippe theilweise wenigstens, ein schuppenartiges Gefieder haben möchten, habe ich diese mit dem Namen "Schuppenhuhn" belegt.   Species: Callipepla strenua. Wagl." (Wagler 1832); "Callipepla Wagler, Isis von Oken, 1832, col. 277. Type, by monotypy, Callipepla strenua Wagler = Ortyx squamatus Vigors." (Peters, 1934, II, p. 44).
Synon. Lophortyx.

squamata
L. squamatus scaled < squama scale.
● ex “Lori de Guéby” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 684, “Lori rouge et violet” of de Buffon 1770-1785, and “Gueby Lory” of Latham 1781 (Eos).

SUBSPECIES

Scaled Quail (hargravei)
SCI Name: Callipepla squamata hargravei
hargravei
Dr Lyndon Lane Hargrave (1896-?1978) US anthropologist, ethnobiologist, ornithologist with Arizona National Parks Service, Director of Mus. of Northern Arizona (syn. Callipepla squamata, subsp. Corvus brachyrhynchos).

Scaled Quail (pallida)
SCI Name: Callipepla squamata pallida
pallida
L. pallidus  pallid, pale, wan, sallow  < pallere  to be pale.

Scaled Quail (squamata)
SCI Name: Callipepla squamata squamata
squamata
L. squamatus scaled < squama scale.
● ex “Lori de Guéby” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 684, “Lori rouge et violet” of de Buffon 1770-1785, and “Gueby Lory” of Latham 1781 (Eos).

Scaled Quail (castanogastris)
SCI Name: Callipepla squamata castanogastris
castanogastris
L. castaneus  chestnut-coloured  < castanea  chestnut  < Gr. καστανον kastanon  chestnut; gaster, gasteris  belly.