(syn. Peliperdix Ϯ Latham's Forest Francolin P. lathami) L. Afer, Afra African; Mod. L. colinus  quail (cf. genus Colinus Goldfuss, 1820, bobwhite); "On the basis of its distinct phylogenetic placement, morphology, unique forest habitat, geography and large genetic divergence, lathami should be recognized in a genus of its own and  ... will be replaced with a newly erected genus Afrocolinus gen. nov.  Afrocolinus is formed from two words, afro- meaning African and -colinus for 'quail'" (Mandiwana-Neudani 2013).

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 24 January 2019).