Slender-billed Flufftail / Sarothrura watersi

Slender-billed Flufftail / Sarothrura watersi

Slender-billed Flufftail

SCI Name:  Sarothrura watersi
Protonym:  Zapornia watersi Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1879) (1879), Pt4 p.772
Category:  Gruiformes / Sarothruridae /
Taxonomy Code:  slbflu1
Type Locality:  Southeast Betsileo Country, Madagascar.
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Publish Year:  1880
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DEFINITIONS

SAROTHRURA
(Sarothruridae; Ϯ Striped Flufftail S. affinis) Gr. σαρωτρον sarōtron  broom  < σαιρω sairō  to sweep; ουρα oura  tail; "Genus Sarothrura Heine [Corethrura Rchb. 1853 nec Gray 1846]." (Heine 1890); "Sarothrura Heine, in Heine and Reichenow, Nomencl. Mus. Hein. Orn., 1890, p. 319. New name for Corethrura Reichenbach, 1853 (not Corethrura Gray, 1846.) Type, by original designation, Gallinula jardinei A. Smith = Alecthelia lineata Swainson [= Crex affinis A. Smith]." (Peters 1934, II, 194).
Var. Saurothrura.
Synon. Alecthelia, Corethrura, Daseioura, Lemurolimnas.

watersi
Thomas Waters (or Watters) (1840-1904) British consular service in East Africa, collector in Madagascar (Sarothrura).