CHAMAEPETES

(Cracidae; Ϯ Sickle-winged Guan C. goudotii) Gr. χαμαιπετης khamaipetēs  falling to the ground  < χαμαι khamai  on the ground; πιπτω piptō  to fall down;"Like the Black Guan [C. unicolor] it inhabits primeval forest but has relatively longer legs and descends to earth more commonly ...  Unlike the species of Penelope, it feeds much on the ground, from which it is more apt to be flushed than from the trees" (Delacour & Amadon 1973); "Genus. Chamaepetes Wagl., Pava (Gen. nov.)  Character Ortalidae; gula et mentum toto plumosa.  Die Luftröhre gerade wie bey den Penelopen.  Species: 1. Ch. Goudotii (Ortal. Goud. Less. l.c.)" (Wagler 1832); "Chamaepetes Wagler, Isis von Oken, 1832, col. 1227. Type, by monotypy, Ortalida goudotii Lesson." (Peters 1834, II, 21).
Var. Chamapetes.

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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 23 January 2019).