(syn. Turnix Ϯ Little Buttonquail T. velox) Gr. αλφα alpha  first, primitive; genus Turnix Bonnaterre, 1791, buttonquail; "ALPHATURNIA, gen. nov.  Type, Hemipodius velox Gould." (Mathews 1914).

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 13 December 2018).