Ward’s Trogon / Harpactes wardi

Ward\'s Trogon / Harpactes wardi

Ward's Trogon

SCI Name:  Harpactes wardi
Protonym:  Pyrotrogon wardi Bull.Br.Orn.Club 47 p.112
Taxonomy:  Trogoniformes / Trogonidae /
Taxonomy Code:  wartro1
Type Locality:  Seinghku valley, 8000 feet, Burma.
Publish Year:  1927
IUCN Status:  


(Trogonidae; Ϯ Malabar Trogon H. fasciatus) Gr. ἁρπακτης harpaktēs  robber  < ἁρπαζω harpazō  to rob; alluding to the heavy bodies and strong, deeply notched bills of these oriental trogons; "SUB-GENERA.  ...  3. Bill entire. Inhabits tropical Asia.   HARPACTES, Sw." (Swainson 1833); "Harpactes, Sw.  Bill stronger: both mandibles deeply notched at their tips, but the margins smooth. Nostrils partially naked. Tarsus only half feathered. The anterior toes less united.  Tropical Asia.  The conirostral type.   Malabaricus. Gould, Mon.   erythrocephalus. Ib.   Gouldii. (Sw.) P. C. 121.   Temminckii. P. Col. 321.   Duvaucellii. Ib. 291.   Diardi. Ib. 54." (Swainson 1837); "Harpactes Swainson, Zool. Illustr. (2), 3, 1832-33 (1833), p. 107 (in key). Diagnosis only, no type or included species. Species added, Swainson, Classif. Bds., 2, 1837, p. 337. Type, by subsequent designation, Trogon malabaricus Gould.(Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 10.)   ...   2 This name is not antedated by Harpactes Templeton, Zool. Journ., 5, 1829-1834, p. 401, since the part of the Zool. Journ. containing that name was not published until Nov. or Dec. 1835." (Peters, 1945, V, p. 161).
Var. Harpactor.
Synon. Duvaucelius, Hapalurus, Oreskios, Pyrotrogon.

wardi / wardii
• Charles Willis Ward (1856-1920) US businessman, horticulturalist, conservationist, collector (syn. Ardea herodias).
• Capt. Francis Kingdon Ward (1885-1958) British Army, botanist, explorer, collector, author (syn. Actinodura waldeni saturatior, Harpactes).
• Samuel Neville Ward (1813-1897) British colonial administrator in India 1832-1863 (Geokichla).
• Christopher Ward (1836-1900) English entomologist, sponsor of expedition to Madagascar (Björn Bergenholtz in litt.) (Pseudobias).
• Swinburne Ward (1830-1877) British civil commissioner in the Seychelles 1862-1868 (‡Psittacula).