White-throated Rail / Dryolimnas cuvieri

White-throated Rail / Dryolimnas cuvieri

White-throated Rail

SCI Name:  Dryolimnas cuvieri
Protonym:  Rallus Cuvieri Rev.Zool. 8 p.279
Category:  Gruiformes / Rallidae /
Taxonomy Code:  whtrai1
Type Locality:  Mauritius.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1845
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

DRYOLIMNAS
(Rallidae; Ϯ White-throated Rail D. cuvieri) Gr. δρυς drus, δρυος druos  tree; Mod. L. limnas  rail  < Gr. λιμνας limnas  of the marsh  < λιμνη limnē  marsh; "DRYOLIMNAS, gen. n.  Simile generi "Canirallus" dicto et culmine longiore quam digitus internus cum ungue, sed naribus longitudinalibus angustissimis, apertura nasali vix evidente, distinguendum.  Typus D. cuvieri (Pucher.)" (Sharpe 1893); "Dryolimnas Sharpe, Bull. Brit. Orn. Cl. i, p. xxviii, 1893.  Type by original designation, Rallus cuvieri Pucher." (W. Sclater, 1924, Syst. Av. Aethiop., I, p. 101).

cuvieri
● Léopold Chrêtien Frédéric Dagobert Baron Cuvier (1769-1832) French anatomist, better known by his nom de plume Georges Cuvier (syn. Calidris ferrugineaDryolimnas, syn. Lophura leucomelanos lineata, syn. Merops albicollis, syn. Pachyramphus viridis, Phaeochroa, syn. Podargus strigoides, Ramphastos, syn. Regulus satrapa, Talegalla).
● Frédéric Georges Cuvier (1773-1838) French zoologist, palaeontologist, brother of Baron Cuvier (Falco).

SUBSPECIES

White-throated Rail (cuvieri)
SCI Name: Dryolimnas cuvieri cuvieri
cuvieri
● Léopold Chrêtien Frédéric Dagobert Baron Cuvier (1769-1832) French anatomist, better known by his nom de plume Georges Cuvier (syn. Calidris ferrugineaDryolimnas, syn. Lophura leucomelanos lineata, syn. Merops albicollis, syn. Pachyramphus viridis, Phaeochroa, syn. Podargus strigoides, Ramphastos, syn. Regulus satrapa, Talegalla).
● Frédéric Georges Cuvier (1773-1838) French zoologist, palaeontologist, brother of Baron Cuvier (Falco).

White-throated Rail (abbotti)
SCI Name: Dryolimnas cuvieri abbotti
abbotti
● Dr William Louis Abbott (1860-1936) US surgeon, explorer, ethnologist, naturalist who collected widely around the world 1883-1923 (syn. Brachypodius atriceps baweanus, syn. Butorides striata javanica, subsp. Cacatua sulphurea, ‡subsp. Calyptophilus frugivorusCelebesica, syn. Chlorophoneus multicolor, subsp. Cinnyris souimanga, syn. Coccyzus minor, subsp. Cyanecula svecica, ‡subsp. Dryolimnas cuvieri, syn. Hirundo tahitica javanica, subsp. Hypothymis azurea, syn. Kittacincla malabarica tricolor, syn. Lybius leucocephalus albicauda, subsp. Megapodius nicobariensis, subsp. Nesoctites micromegas, subsp. Nyctibius jamaicensis, Papasula, syn. Phodilus badius, subsp. Pitta sordida, subsp. Psittacula alexandri, Psittinus, subsp. Spilornis cheela, syn. Streptopelia picturata rostrata, subsp. Threskiornis bernieri, syn. Treron vernans).
● Lt.-Col. John Richard Abbott (1811-1888) British Army, Assistant-Commissioner of the Arakan, Burma 1837-1845 (Malacocincla).
● Dr Charles Greeley Abbott (1872-1973) US astrophysicist, solar researcher, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution 1928-1944, Secretary Emeritus 1944-1973 (syn. Tychaedon coryphoeus). 

White-throated Rail (aldabranus)
SCI Name: Dryolimnas cuvieri aldabranus
aldabransis / aldabranus / aldabrensis
Aldabra Atoll, Indian Ocean  <  Arabic name al-Hadra for the islands.