White-throated Nightjar / Eurostopodus mystacalis

White-throated Nightjar / Eurostopodus mystacalis

White-throated Nightjar

SCI Name:  Eurostopodus mystacalis
Protonym:  Caprimulgus mystacalis Pl.Col. livr.69 pl.410
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Caprimulgidae /
Taxonomy Code:  whtnig3
Type Locality:  New Holland = New South Wales.
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Publish Year:  1826
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DEFINITIONS

EUROSTOPODUS
(Caprimulgidae; Ϯ White-throated Nightjar E. mystacalis) Gr. ευρωστος eurōstos  strong, stout; πους pous, ποδος podos  foot; "Genus EUROSTOPODUS.   GEN. CHAR.  Bill somewhat more produced and stouter than in Caprimulgus; nostrils lateral and linear; rictus entirely devoid of bristles, but furnished with short, weak, divided and branching hairs; wings longer and more powerful than in Caprimulgus; first and second quills equal, and longest; tail moderately long and nearly square; tarsi stout, and clothed anteriorly for their whole length; toes short, thick and fleshy; outer ones equal, and united to the middle one by a membrane for more than half their length; nail of the middle toe strongly pectinated on the inner side.    TYPES.  Caprimulgus guttatus, Vig. and Horsf. in Linn. Trans. vol. xv. p. 192.   Caprimulgus albogularis, Ib. p. 194, note." (Gould 1838); "Eurostopodus Gould, Syn. Bds. Austr., pt. 4, April, 1838, app., p. 1. Type, by subsequent designation, Caprimulgus guttatus Vigors and Horsfield. (Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 7.)  Also described as a new genus in Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1837 (May), 1838, p. 142." (Peters, 1940, IV, p. 189).  
Var. EurostopdusEurostopus, Eurystopodus.

mystacale / mystacalis
Mod. L. mystacalis  moustached < Gr. μυσταξ mustax, μυστακος mustakos  moustache  < μασταξ mastax, μαστακος mastakos  jaws, mouth  < μασαομαι masaomai  to chew.