Starred Wood-Quail / Odontophorus stellatus

Starred Wood-Quail / Odontophorus stellatus

Starred Wood-Quail

SCI Name:  Odontophorus stellatus
Protonym:  Ortyx (Odontophorus) stellata Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1842) (1842), Pt10 no.119 p.183
Category:  Galliformes / Odontophoridae /
Taxonomy Code:  stwqua1
Type Locality:  BrazH.
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Publish Year:  1843
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DEFINITIONS

ODONTOPHORUS
(Odontophoridae; Ϯ Marbled Wood Quail O. gujanensis) Gr. οδοντοφορος odontophoros  bearing teeth  < οδους odous, οδοντος odontos  tooth; φερω pherō  to carry; "188. TOCRO, Odontophorus.  Tetrao, Linn. Gm.  Perdix, Lath.  Bec nu à la base, convexe en dessus, très-comprimé, crochu vers le bout; mandibule inférieure bidentée près la pointe. — Orbites et lorum nus. — Queue arrondie. — Rectrices 12.    Esp. Tocro, Buff." (Vieillot 1816); "Odontophorus Vieillot, Analyse, 1816, p. 51. Type, by monotypy, "Tocro," Buffon = Tetrao gujanensis Gmelin." (Peters 1934, II, 51).
Var. Odonthophorus, Dentophorus (L. dens, dentis  tooth).
Synon. Strophiortyx.

stellata / stellatus
L. stellatus starry, starred, set with stars < stella star.
● ex “Colymbus maximus stellatus” of Willughby 1676 (Gavia).
● ex “Étoilé” of Levaillant 1805, pl. 157 (Pogonocichla).