Udzungwa Partridge / Xenoperdix udzungwensis

Udzungwa Partridge / Xenoperdix udzungwensis

Udzungwa Partridge

SCI Name:  Xenoperdix udzungwensis
Protonym:  Xenoperdix udzungwensis Ibis 136 p.2-11 [p. 3]
Category:  Galliformes / Phasianidae /
Taxonomy Code:  udzpar1
Type Locality:  
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Publish Year:  1994
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DEFINITIONS

XENOPERDIX
(Phasianidae; Ϯ Udzungwa Forest Partridge X. udzungwensis) Gr. ξενος xenos  stranger; περδιξ perdix, περδικος perdikos  partridge; “During fieldwork in montane evergreen forests in the Udzungwa Mountains, east of Iringa town, Tanzania, a new and very distinctive perdicine bird was discovered in July 1991  ...  After studies of the literature and museum collections, and a comprehensive character anlysis, we conclude that the specimens represent a new species and genus of perdicine bird.  We propose the generic name  Xenoperdix, gen. nov.   TYPE SPECIES  Xenoperdix udzungwensis Dinesen, Hansen, Lehmberg, Svendsen & Fjeldså.  ...  ETYMOLOGY  The genus name Xenoperdix comes from Greek xenos, strange or foreign, and Greek perdix, meaning partridge, and alludes to the peculiar combination of characters, making it a stranger among African partridge-like birds. The epithet refers to the Udzungwa Mountain Range, where the species was discovered.” (Dinesen et al. 1994).

udzungwensis
Udzungwa Mts., Tanzania.

SUBSPECIES

Udzungwa Partridge (Udzungwa)
SCI Name: Xenoperdix udzungwensis udzungwensis
udzungwensis
Udzungwa Mts., Tanzania.

Udzungwa Partridge (Rubeho)
SCI Name: Xenoperdix udzungwensis obscurata
obscurata / obscuratus
L. obscuratus  dark, dusky  < obscurare  to darken  < obscurus  dark.