White Eared-Pheasant / Crossoptilon crossoptilon

White Eared-Pheasant / Crossoptilon crossoptilon

White Eared-Pheasant

SCI Name:  Crossoptilon crossoptilon
Protonym:  Phasianus crossoptilon J.Asiat.Soc.Bengal 7 p.864
Category:  Galliformes / Phasianidae /
Taxonomy Code:  whieap1
Type Locality:  No exact type locality, but type probably from western China.
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Publish Year:  1838
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DEFINITIONS

CROSSOPTILON
(Phasianidae; Ϯ White Eared Pheasant C. crossoptilon) Gr. κροσσοι krossoi  tassels, fringe; πτιλον ptilon  feather (cf. specific name Phasianus crossoptilon Hodgson, 1838 (see crossoptilon)); "Genus — new? Crossoptilon *, nob.  Type Phasianus Crossoptilon, nob.  Hab. Tibet.  ...  Like the true pheasant (Colchicus), our bird has no crest of any kind, though the feathers occupying the top of the head are of a peculiar kind, being short, velvety, thickset, erect, with their slightly discomposed and square points recurved a little to the front.  ...  * κροσσος a fringe; πτιλον a feather." (Hodgson 1838); "Crossoptilon Hodgson, Journ. As. Soc. Bengal, 7, 1838, p. 864. Type, by monotypy and tautonymy, Phasianus crossoptilon Hodgson." (Peters, 1934, II, p. 110).
Var. Crossoptilum.

crossoptilon
Gr. κροσσοι krossoi  fringe; πτιλον ptilon  feather. Hodgson 1838, wrote of the White Eared Pheasant, “It remains only to notice the plumage of the bird, which constitutes indeed its most remarkable feature. The plumage, then, upon the whole body is very ample, but not at all pointed, unglossed and wholly dishevilled, so as to remind one of the Struthious family. This peculiarity has suggested the name I have applied to the bird - a name which, for the present, may be considered specific, but liable to promotion to generic or subgeneric rank, if the form be proved to be typical, and not merely aberrant  ...  distinguished amongst all its congeners by its ample fringe-like plumage, the dishevilled quality of which is communicated even to the central tail feathers” (Crossoptilon).

CROSSOPTILON
(Phasianidae; Ϯ White Eared Pheasant C. crossoptilon) Gr. κροσσοι krossoi  tassels, fringe; πτιλον ptilon  feather (cf. specific name Phasianus crossoptilon Hodgson, 1838 (see crossoptilon)); "Genus — new? Crossoptilon *, nob.  Type Phasianus Crossoptilon, nob.  Hab. Tibet.  ...  Like the true pheasant (Colchicus), our bird has no crest of any kind, though the feathers occupying the top of the head are of a peculiar kind, being short, velvety, thickset, erect, with their slightly discomposed and square points recurved a little to the front.  ...  * κροσσος a fringe; πτιλον a feather." (Hodgson 1838); "Crossoptilon Hodgson, Journ. As. Soc. Bengal, 7, 1838, p. 864. Type, by monotypy and tautonymy, Phasianus crossoptilon Hodgson." (Peters, 1934, II, p. 110).
Var. Crossoptilum.

crossoptilon
Gr. κροσσοι krossoi  fringe; πτιλον ptilon  feather. Hodgson 1838, wrote of the White Eared Pheasant, “It remains only to notice the plumage of the bird, which constitutes indeed its most remarkable feature. The plumage, then, upon the whole body is very ample, but not at all pointed, unglossed and wholly dishevilled, so as to remind one of the Struthious family. This peculiarity has suggested the name I have applied to the bird - a name which, for the present, may be considered specific, but liable to promotion to generic or subgeneric rank, if the form be proved to be typical, and not merely aberrant  ...  distinguished amongst all its congeners by its ample fringe-like plumage, the dishevilled quality of which is communicated even to the central tail feathers” (Crossoptilon).

SUBSPECIES

White Eared-Pheasant (drouynii)
SCI Name: Crossoptilon crossoptilon drouynii
drouynii
Édouard Drouyn de Lhuys (1805-1881) French statesman, Foreign Minister 1848-1849, 1851-1855, 1862-1866, Ambassador to UK 1849-1850 (subsp. Crossoptilon crossoptilon).

White Eared-Pheasant (dolani)
SCI Name: Crossoptilon crossoptilon dolani
dolani
Capt. Brooke Dolan II (1909-1945) US financier, naturalist, explorer in China and Tibet 1931-1932, 1934-1935 (subsp. Crossoptilon crossoptilon).

White Eared-Pheasant (crossoptilon)
SCI Name: Crossoptilon crossoptilon crossoptilon
CROSSOPTILON
(Phasianidae; Ϯ White Eared Pheasant C. crossoptilon) Gr. κροσσοι krossoi  tassels, fringe; πτιλον ptilon  feather (cf. specific name Phasianus crossoptilon Hodgson, 1838 (see crossoptilon)); "Genus — new? Crossoptilon *, nob.  Type Phasianus Crossoptilon, nob.  Hab. Tibet.  ...  Like the true pheasant (Colchicus), our bird has no crest of any kind, though the feathers occupying the top of the head are of a peculiar kind, being short, velvety, thickset, erect, with their slightly discomposed and square points recurved a little to the front.  ...  * κροσσος a fringe; πτιλον a feather." (Hodgson 1838); "Crossoptilon Hodgson, Journ. As. Soc. Bengal, 7, 1838, p. 864. Type, by monotypy and tautonymy, Phasianus crossoptilon Hodgson." (Peters, 1934, II, p. 110).
Var. Crossoptilum.

White Eared-Pheasant (lichiangense)
SCI Name: Crossoptilon crossoptilon lichiangense
lichiangense
Li-Chiang Range (= Li-jiang Shan), north-westernYunnan, China.