Swinhoe’s Rail / Coturnicops exquisitus

Swinhoe\'s Rail / Coturnicops exquisitus

Swinhoe's Rail

SCI Name:  Coturnicops exquisitus
Protonym:  Porzana exquisita Ann.Mag.Nat.Hist.(4), 12 p.376
Category:  Gruiformes / Rallidae /
Taxonomy Code:  swirai1
Type Locality:  Cheefoo, China.
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Publish Year:  1873
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DEFINITIONS

COTURNICOPS
(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.

exquisita / exquisitus
L. exquisitus  choice, exquisite  < exquirere  to seek out  < quaerere  to search for.