Yellow-legged Tinamou / Crypturellus noctivagus

Yellow-legged Tinamou / Crypturellus noctivagus

Yellow-legged Tinamou

SCI Name:  Crypturellus noctivagus
Protonym:  Tinamus noctivagus ReiseBrasil. 1 p.160
Category:  Tinamiformes / Tinamidae /
Taxonomy Code:  yeltin1
Type Locality:  Muribeca, Rio Itabapuana, Espirito Santo, Brazil.
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Publish Year:  1820
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DEFINITIONS

CRYPTURELLUS
(Tinamidae; Tataupá Tinamou C. tataupa) Dim. < genus Crypturus Illiger, 1811, tinamou; "CRYPTURELLUS, gen.nov.  We have not included in the genus Crypturus the two species C. tataupa and C. parvirostris, as we consider them to differ generically, chiefly in the formation of the bills.  In all the South-American species of the preceding genus (twenty) the nostrils are placed in the anterior half of the bill, whereas in Crypturellus they are situated in the posterior portion.  The membrane on this part is more persistent than in Crypturus and the gonys is proportionately much longer.  We propose C. tataupa (Temminck) as the type" (Brabourne & Chubb 1914); "Crypturellus Brabourne and Chubb, Ann. and Mag. Nat. Hist., (8), 14, 1914, p. 322.  Type, by original designation, "C. tataupa Temm." (= Tinamus tataupa Temminck.)" (Peters, 1931, I, p. 15).
Synon. Crypturornis, Microcrypturus, Orthocrypturus.

noctivagus
L. noctivagus wandering by night < nox, noctis night; vagus roaming.
● ex “Castagneux des Philippines” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 945 (syn. Tachybaptus ruficollis).

SUBSPECIES

Yellow-legged Tinamou (zabele)
SCI Name: Crypturellus noctivagus zabele
zabele
Tupí name Zabelê ring-eyed (bird), for the Tawny-browed Tinamou (Crypturellus).

Yellow-legged Tinamou (noctivagus)
SCI Name: Crypturellus noctivagus noctivagus
noctivagus
L. noctivagus wandering by night < nox, noctis night; vagus roaming.
● ex “Castagneux des Philippines” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 945 (syn. Tachybaptus ruficollis).