Alector

● (syn. Crax Ϯ Black Curassow C. alector) Specific name Crax alector Linnaeus, 1766; "Observavi etiam in diversis Cracibus, hactenus quidem descriptis, a grandi inde Cracis Alectoris cera ad plane deficientem, inque caeteris congenerum avium speciebus a cutis nudae, sub gutture pendulae, genarumque nudarum, papillosarum, et reliquorum capitis ornamentorum, tam carneorum quam pennaceorum praesentia, ad harum usque rerum defectum, tot vix animaduertendos adesse gradus, qui impediant, quo minus generum characteres certi inde possint depromi; multasque adeo volucrum species, multis modis a systematum conditoribus aut separatas aut coniunctas, tam propinqua cognatione inter se esse connexas, ut omnes ad unum idemque genus, Alector (germanice Hocko) nominandum, referendae sint, sitque adeo verisimile, eas, nisi magnitudo impediat, generatione hybrida pullos procreare posse" (Merrem 1786); "Alector Merrem, Av. Rar. Icon. et Descr., fasc. 2, 1786, p. 40. Type, by tautonymy, Crax alector Linné." (Peters 1934, II, 10).
● (syn. Gallus Ϯ Red Junglefowl G. gallus) Gr. αλεκτωρ alektōr, αλεκτορος alektoros  cockerel; "Kammhuhn. Alector.  42. Schnabel: kurz, stark, gebogen.  Wangen: mit einer federlosen nackten Haut.  Stirne: mit einem fleischigen Kamme" (von Paula Schrank 1798).

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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 www.hbw.com on 19 January 2019).