Speckled Rail / Coturnicops notatus

Speckled Rail / Coturnicops notatus

Speckled Rail

SCI Name:  Coturnicops notatus
Protonym:  Zapornia notata Zool.Voy.Beagle[Darwin] pt15 p.132 pl.48
Taxonomy:  Gruiformes / Rallidae /
Taxonomy Code:  sperai1
Type Locality:  Rio de la Plata; the type specimen was shot on board the ''Beagle.''
Publish Year:  1841
IUCN Status:  


(Rallidae; Ϯ Yellow Rail C. noveboracensis) L. coturnix, coturnicis  quail; Gr. ωψ ōps, ωπος ōpos  appearance. "In SIZE lesser than an English Quail" (Pennant 1787); "a. Ralleæ.  ...  *2017. Coturnicops, Bp." (Bonaparte 1854); "1991. COTURNICOPS, Pr. B. 1854. (Rallus noveboracensis, Gm.)" (G. Gray 1855); "Coturnicops "Pr. B. 1854"1 G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. and Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 120. Type, by monotypy, Rallus noveboracensis Gmelin = Fulica noveboracensis Gmelin.  ...  1 This name is a nomen nudum at its first appearance in Ann.Sci. Nat., Zool. (4), 1, 1854, p. 150." (Peters, 1934, II, p. 193).
Synon. Ortygops.

notata / notatum / notatus
L. notatus  spotted, marked, marked out  < notare  to mark  < nota  mark  < noscere  to know.
● ex “Pato ipecutirí” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 437 (syn. Amazonetta brasiliensis).
● ex “Petite Perruche de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 456, fig. 2, and “Sosové” of de Buffon 7170-1783 (syn. Brotogeris chrysoptera).
● ex “Pic Tigré” of Levaillant 1808 (Campethera).
● ex “Grimpereau noir de Madagascar” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (Cinnyris).
● ex “Canard brun” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 1007 (syn. Melanitta fusca).
● ex “Traquet à Cul Roux” of Levaillant 1806, pl. 188, fig. 2 (syn. Phoenicurus ochruros rufiventris).
● ex “Ortolan de passage” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 511, fig. 2 (syn. Plectrophenax nivalis).