Attagen

L. attagen, attagenis  gamebird  < Gr. ατταγην attagēn, ατταγηνος attagēnos  francolin (cf. Med. L. attagines  grouse). This gamebird was mentioned by many classical authors, and, despite numerous former identifications (see AtagenAttagis, and below), is now generally agreed to have been the Black Francolin. "Tachypetes Vieill.; "Atagen"*)  ... *)Nomen Attagen apud auctores antiquos aves varias gallinaceas, tum minus cognitas, designavit: Lagopodem alpinam et, aliis locis, verisimiliter Perdicem francolinum et P. cineream  ... Hoc igitur nomine avis natatoria minime designari debet" (Sundevall 1873).
● (syn. Francolinus Ϯ Black Francolin F. francolinus) "GEN. 88.  ATTAGEN.   283. A. FRANCOLINUS L. - Tetrao Francolinus L. S. XII. p. 275. n. 10 - Francolinus Brisson Orn. I. p. 245. n. 13. - Frankolin" (von Keyserling & Blasius 1840).
● (syn. Lagopus Ϯ Rock Ptarmigan L. muta) "1. Tetrao montanus, islandicus.  ...  Schneehuhn. Attagen *)  ...  *) Attagen und im Griechischen ατταγην bedeutet nach Einigen ein rebhuhnartiges Thier." (Kaup 1829).
● (syn. Pterocles Ϯ Pin-tailed Sandgrouse P. alchata) "IV Ord. Gallinaceen.  ...  Colin, Coturnix, Perdix, Francolinus, Attagen, Lagopus" (Oken 1817).

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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 www.hbw.com on 10 December 2018).