Tibetan Sandgrouse / Syrrhaptes tibetanus

Tibetan Sandgrouse / Syrrhaptes tibetanus

Tibetan Sandgrouse

SCI Name:  Syrrhaptes tibetanus
Protonym:  Syrrhaptes tibetanus BirdsAsia[Gould] 6 pt2 pl.6,text {pl.61 bnd.vol.}
Category:  Pterocliformes / Pteroclidae /
Taxonomy Code:  tibsan1
Type Locality:  Tsomoriri Lake, Ladak, Tibet.
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Publish Year:  1850
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DEFINITIONS

SYRRHAPTES
(Pteroclidae; Ϯ Pallas's Sandgrouse S. paradoxus) Gr. συρραπτος surrhaptos  sewn together  < συρραπτω surrhaptō  to sew together  < συν sun  together; ῥαπτω rhaptō  to stitch; "GENUS 80. SYRRHAPTES (συρραπτειν consuere) (Fausthuhn Germ.)  Rostrum mediocre, gracilius, rectum compressum? acutum, dertro haud fornicato, culmine in apicem deflexo, mandibulae gonyde oblique ascendente.  Nares plumis tectae?  Caput plumis tectum. Cauda mediocris, rectricibus. . . .  Pedes gradarii, breves, congrui, hirsuti, tridactyli, halluce nullo, digitis obvolutis, solo apice distinctis. Pelma imbricato-scabrum, continuum, antice trilobum. Ungues incurvi, acuti.   Species: Tetrao paradoxus LinGmel." (Illiger 1811); "Syrrhaptes Pallasii. Mihi.  ...  les doigts de cet oiseau sont réunis jusques aux ongles, tandis qu'ils ne le sont qu'à leur base chez les Gangas [Pterocles]" (Temminck 1815); "Syrrhaptes Illiger, Prodromus, 1811, p. 243. Type, by monotypy, Tetrao paradoxus "Lin Gmel." = Pallas." (Peters 1937, III, 3).
Var. Sirrhaptes, SurrhaptesSyrhaptesSynaptes.
Synon. Heteroclitus, Nematura, PalaeosyrrhaptesPrzewalskia, Tchangtangia.

tibetana / tibetanum / tibetanus
Tibet.
● ex “Paon du Thibet” of Brisson 1760, “Chinquis” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Thibet Peacock” of Latham 1783 (syn. Polyplectron bicalcaratum).