White-necklaced Partridge / Arborophila gingica

White-necklaced Partridge / Arborophila gingica

White-necklaced Partridge

SCI Name:  Arborophila gingica
Protonym:  Tetrao gingicus Syst.Nat. 1 pt2 p.760
Category:  Galliformes / Phasianidae /
Taxonomy Code:  whnpar2
Type Locality:  'Gingi in Coromandel '' ex Sonnerat. Error = southeastern China. Fokien generally accepted as the type locality, but restricted to the Island of Luzon by Ogilvie-Grant, infra 1899!
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Publish Year:  1789
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DEFINITIONS

ARBOROPHILA
(Phasianidae; Ϯ Hill Partridge A. torqueola) L. arbor, arboris  tree; Gr. φιλος philos  lover; "Genus ARBOROPHILA nobis.  Type. PERDIX OLIVACEA Lathami.?  Piora of the Nipalese.  Hill partridge and painted partridge of Europeans.  ARBOROPHILA  OLIVACEA nobis.  Bill equal to the head, or nearly so, slender; the maxilla more than half cut out by a large membranous nareal tect, in which the advanced nares are opened longitudinally, near to the cutting edge, by an elliptic lateral downward cleft.  Wings short, bowed and gradated, with the 5th quill longest.  Tail 14, drooped, somewhat feeble, extremely rounded and concealed by the coverts.  Legs and feet large.  Tarsi elevate, unspurred, nude.  Toes long; exterior lateral conspicuously larger than the inner.  Nails lengthened and straightened.  Cheeks invested with a red skin, which is nude in the orbitar region.  ..  Exclusively a forester, inhabiting the interior of deep woods, and perching as freely as a pheasant.  Gregarious in coveys, breeds on the earth, feeds on the ground and on trees, eating berries, seeds and insects.  Intestines and cæca longer than in Perdix, with a large powerful gizzard.  Has a shrill twittering call.  Is very timid and not at all pugnacious." (Hodgson 1837); "Arborophila Hodgson, Madras Journ. Lit. Sci., 5, 1837, p. 303. Type, by monotypy, "Perdix olivacea Latham" = Perdix torqueola Valenciennes." (Peters, 1934, II, p. 98).
Var. Arboricola.
Synon. Dendrophila, Hyloperdix, Oreoperdix, Peloperdix, Phoenicoperdix, Tropicoperdix.

gingensis / gingica / gingicus / ginginianus
Gingi, Coromandel Coast / Gingee, Tamil Nadu, India.
● ex “Petit martin de Gingi” of Sonnerat 1782, and “Gingi Thrush” of Latham 1787 (Acridotheres).
● Erroneous TL. Gingi (= Fokien, southeastern China); ex “Perdrix de Gingi” of Sonnerat 1782, and “Gingi Partridge” of Latham 1783 (Arborophila).
● ex “Gingi Lark” of Latham 1783 (syn. Eremopterix grisea).
● ex “Vautour de Gingi” of Sonnerat 1782 (subsp. Neophron percnopterus).
● ex “Calao de Gingi” of Sonnerat 1782, and “Gingi Hornbill” of Latham 1787 (syn. Ocyceros birostris).

SUBSPECIES

White-necklaced Partridge (guangxiensis)
SCI Name: Arborophila gingica guangxiensis
guangxiensis
Guangxi Zhuang-zu Autonomous Region, China.

White-necklaced Partridge (gingica)
SCI Name: Arborophila gingica gingica
gingensis / gingica / gingicus / ginginianus
Gingi, Coromandel Coast / Gingee, Tamil Nadu, India.
● ex “Petit martin de Gingi” of Sonnerat 1782, and “Gingi Thrush” of Latham 1787 (Acridotheres).
● Erroneous TL. Gingi (= Fokien, southeastern China); ex “Perdrix de Gingi” of Sonnerat 1782, and “Gingi Partridge” of Latham 1783 (Arborophila).
● ex “Gingi Lark” of Latham 1783 (syn. Eremopterix grisea).
● ex “Vautour de Gingi” of Sonnerat 1782 (subsp. Neophron percnopterus).
● ex “Calao de Gingi” of Sonnerat 1782, and “Gingi Hornbill” of Latham 1787 (syn. Ocyceros birostris).