Sri Lanka Spurfowl / Galloperdix bicalcarata

Sri Lanka Spurfowl / Galloperdix bicalcarata

Sri Lanka Spurfowl

SCI Name:  Galloperdix bicalcarata
Protonym:  Perdix bicalcarata IndischeZool. p.25 pl.14
Category:  Galliformes / Phasianidae /
Taxonomy Code:  ceyspu1
Type Locality:  Ceylon.
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Publish Year:  1781
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DEFINITIONS

GALLOPERDIX
(Phasianidae; Ϯ Red Spurfowl G. spadiceus) Portmanteau of genera Gallus Brisson, 1760, fowl, and Perdix Brisson, 1760, partridge; "In the same work [Delessert 1843] are figured and described, or only described  ...  3. As Francolinus Hardwickii, Gray, the Perdix lunulosa, Valenciennes, v. Fr. nivosus, Mag. de Zool., 1840, Ois. pl. 18; if indeed this be not also the Cingalese, Perdix bicalcaratus of Pennant, which I greatly suspect. The form, to which P. spadiceus also belongs, I regard as constituting a very distinct genus — Galloperdix, Nobis." (Blyth 1844); "Galloperdix Blyth, Journ. As. Soc. Bengal, 13, pt. 2, 1844, p. 936, note. Type, by monotypy, P. spadiceus = Tetrao spadicea Gmelin." (Peters, 1934, II, p. 106).
Synon. Hepburnia, Plectroperdix.

bicalcarata / bicalcaratum / bicalcaratus
Mod. L. bicalcaratus  furnished with two spurs, double-spurred  < L. bi-  two-  < bis  twice; calcaratus  spurred  < calcar, calcaris  spur  < calx, calcis  heel.
● "87. PAVO.  ...  bicalcaratus.  2. P. capite lævi, calcaribus duobus.  Phasianus pavonicus chinensis. Edw. av. 67. t. 67. & t. 69. f. 1.  Habitat in China.  Pennæ verticis revolutæ. Pennæ posterioris dorsi longæ ocellis pavoninis indicans hoc genus." (Linnaeus 1758) (Polyplectron).