(Rallidae; Ϯ Yellow Rail C. noveboracensis) L. coturnix, coturnicis  quail; Gr. ωψ ōps, ωπος ōpos  appearance. "In SIZE lesser than an English Quail" (Pennant 1787); "a. Ralleæ.  ...  *2017. Coturnicops, Bp." (Bonaparte 1854); "1991. COTURNICOPS, Pr. B. 1854. (Rallus noveboracensis, Gm.)" (G. Gray 1855); "Coturnicops "Pr. B. 1854"1 G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. and Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 120. Type, by monotypy, Rallus noveboracensis Gmelin = Fulica noveboracensis Gmelin.  ...  1 This name is a nomen nudum at its first appearance in Ann.Sci. Nat., Zool. (4), 1, 1854, p. 150." (Peters 1934, II, 193).
Synon. Ortygops.

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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 16 January 2019).