Siamese Fireback / Lophura diardi

Siamese Fireback / Lophura diardi

Siamese Fireback

SCI Name:  Lophura diardi
Protonym:  Euplocomus diardi Compt.Rend. 43 p.415
Category:  Galliformes / Phasianidae /
Taxonomy Code:  siafir1
Type Locality:  No locality given = Cochinchina.
Publish Year:  1856
IUCN Status:  


(Phasianidae; Ϯ Crested Fireback Pheasant L. ignita) Gr. λοφος lophos  crest; ουρα oura  tail; "Cheeks naked.  4. LOPHURA.  Tail vertical, with the middle feather arched.  Phasianus ignitus." (Fleming 1822); "Lophura Fleming, Philos. Zool., 2, 1822, p. 230. Type, by monotypy, Phasianus ignitus [Shaw]." (Peters 1934, II, 117).
Synon. Acomus, Alectrophasis, Alectryon, Chalcocomus, Delacourigallus, Diardigallus, Euplocomus, Gallophasis, Gennaeus, Grammatoptilus, Hierophasis, Houppifer, Lobiophasis, Lochmophasis, Lophalector, Macartneya, Nycthemerus, Phasianalector, Spicifer.

Pierre Médard Diard (1795-1863) French zoologist, collector in the Dutch East Indies 1819-?1863 (subsp. Alophoixus phaeocephalus, subsp. Garrulax leucolophus, Lophura, Phaenicophaeus, syn. Phasianus versicolor).