White-quilled Bustard / Eupodotis afraoides

White-quilled Bustard / Eupodotis afraoides

White-quilled Bustard

SCI Name:  Eupodotis afraoides
Protonym:  Otis Afraoïdes Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt1 no.1 p.11
Category:  Otidiformes / Otididae /
Taxonomy Code:  whqbus1
Type Locality:  Flats near the Orange River.
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Publish Year:  1831
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DEFINITIONS

EUPODOTIS
(Otididae; Ϯ Senegal Bustard E. senegalensis) Gr. ευπους eupous, ευποδος eupodos  swift of foot  < ευ eu  perfection; πους pous, ποδος podos  foot; ωτις ōtis, ωτιδος ōtidos  bustard; "14e genre OUTARDE, Otis, L.  ...  3e sous-genre Eupodotis.  Quatorze espèces: O. rhaad, O. arabs, O. afra, O. afraoides, O. Denhami, O. nuba, O. caffra, O. cœrulescens, O. Vigorsii, O. melanogaster, O. ferox, O. scolopacea, O. Senegalensis, O. nigriceps." (Lesson 1839); "Eupodotis Lesson, Rev. Zool., 1839, p. 47. Type, by subsequent designation, Otis rhaad Rüppell not of Gmelin = Otis senegalensis Vieillot. (Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 64.)" (Peters, 1934, II, p. 222).
Synon. Trachelotis.

afraoides
Specific name Otis afra Linnaeus, 1758; Gr. -οιδης -oidēs  resembling; "Ot. Afraoïdes   ...   The fifth is met with on the flats near the Orange river, and is called the Bushman Koran.  With the exception of a great portion of the quill feathers being white, it resembles much the common Koran of the colony, the Otis Afra." (A. Smith 1831) (Afrotis).

SUBSPECIES

White-quilled Bustard (etoschae)
SCI Name: Eupodotis afraoides etoschae
etoschae / etoshae
Etosha Pan, Namib Desert, South West Africa (= Namibia).

White-quilled Bustard (damarensis)
SCI Name: Eupodotis afraoides damarensis
damarensis
Damaraland, Namibia.

White-quilled Bustard (afraoides)
SCI Name: Eupodotis afraoides afraoides
afraoides
Specific name Otis afra Linnaeus, 1758; Gr. -οιδης -oidēs  resembling; "Ot. Afraoïdes   ...   The fifth is met with on the flats near the Orange river, and is called the Bushman Koran.  With the exception of a great portion of the quill feathers being white, it resembles much the common Koran of the colony, the Otis Afra." (A. Smith 1831) (Afrotis).