Sri Lanka Junglefowl / Gallus lafayettii

Sri Lanka Junglefowl / Gallus lafayettii

Sri Lanka Junglefowl

SCI Name:  Gallus lafayettii
Protonym:  Gallus Lafayetii TraitedOrn. livr.7 p.491
Category:  Galliformes / Phasianidae /
Taxonomy Code:  ceyjun1
Type Locality:  Ceylon.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1831
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

GALLUS
(Phasianidae; Red Junglefowl G. gallus) L. gallus  cockerel, farmyard cock; the Red Junglefowl is the wild ancestor from which all domestic chickens are derived; "Gallus. Genus 3.  ...  **1. LE COQ ET LA POULE. Gallus versicolor. . . .GALLUS DOMESTICUS.  GALLINA DOMESTICA." (Brisson 1760): based on "Gallus", "Gallus Gallinaceus", and "Gallina" of Gessner 1555, and numerous other authors; "Gallus Brisson, Orn. 1, 1760, p. 26, 166. Type, by tautonymy, "Gallus" = Phasianus gallus Linné." (Peters, 1934, II, p. 118).
Synon. Alector, Creagrius, Gallina, Pliogallus.

gallus
L. gallus  farmyard cock, cockerel.
● "90. PHASIANUS.  ...  Gallus.  1. P. cauda compressa adscendente. Fn. svec. 165.  Gallus gallinaceus s. Gallina. Gesn. av. 395. 340. Aldr. orn. l. 14. c. 1. Will. orn. 109. t. 26. Raj. av. 51.   cristatusβ. Gallina crista in vertice plumosa desissima. Raj. av. 51.   ecaudatus. γ. Gallina cauda s. uropygio carens. Raj. av. 51.   crispus. δ. Gallina frislandica. Will. orn. 110. Gallina crispa. Raj. av. 51. Aldr. orn. l. 14. p. 329.   pusillus. ε. Gallus tibiis pennatis. Gallina bentamensis. Alb. av. 3. p. 33. t. 33. 34.  Habitat in India Orientali: Pouli candor, &cGallus pugnax, superbus celsa crista, erecta falcataque cauda, vigil, plaudentibus lateribus canens gallicinia, salax 10. feminis sufficit. Gallina pulveratrix ova copiosa ponit, raro subventanea, nisi Capis associata; cibis expetita ova, caro, juscula galli senioris. Læditur baccis Sambuci; a pediculis liberatur pipere." (Linnaeus 1758) (Gallus).

lafayetii / lafayettii
Gen. Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Motier Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834) French Army, reformist (Gallus).