(syn. Syrmaticus Ϯ Elliot's Pheasant S. ellioti) Gr. καλος kalos  beautiful; Mod. L. phasis  pheasant  < Med. L. phasis avis  pheasant; "[plate] CALOPHASIS ELLIOTI" (Elliot 1872); "Calophasis Elliot, Monogr. Phasian., 2, 1872, pl. 13 bis. Type, by monotypy, Phasianus ellioti Swinhoe." (Peters 1934, II, 129).   Var. Callophasis, Callophosis, Calcophasis.

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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 23 January 2019).