(syn. Turnix Ϯ Chestnut-backed Buttonquail T. castanotus) L. australis  southern  < auster, austri  south; genus Turnix Bonnaterre, 1791, buttonquail; "AUSTROTURNIX, gen. nov.  Differs from Turnix Bonnaterre in having a much thicker, deeper bill.  Type, Turnix castanotus Gould." (Mathews 1913).

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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 10 December 2018).