CRINIFER

(Musophagidae; Ϯ Western Grey Plantain-eater C. piscator) L. crinifer (probably a misreading for criniger)  long-haired  < crinis  hair; -fer  bearing  < ferre  to carry; "RODZÀY II. (109.)  GRZYWIÀK.  CRINIFER.  Crinifère. Fran.  ...  n. p. Phasianus africanus. LATH.  W tym rodzaiu známy tylko jeden gatunek, który mieszká w Afryce. Zostáł on niedawno odkryty; a już kilku doznáł przenosin w systematach. U jednych czytámy opis jego w rodzaiu Phasianus (jak wyżéy); u drugich w rodzaiu Columba (Colum. cristata var. β. GL); jnni nakoniec wcielili go do rodzaiu Corythaix.  ...  Obyczaie i sposób žyciá Grzywiàka są nám jescze nie znaiome." (Jarocki 1821); "Crinifer Jarocki, Zoologiia, 2, 1821, p. 181. Type, by monotypy, Phasianus africanus Latham.   ...   Crinifer africanus africanus (Latham1)  ...  1 Mathews and Iredale (Austr. Av. Rec., 3, 1915, p. 44) argue that Falco piscator Boddaert (Table Pl. enlum., 1783, p. 28) based on "Le Tanas, ou Faucon pêcheur, du Senegal" of Daubenton, pl. 478 is an earlier name for this species. To regonize Daubenton's plate as representing Phasianus africanus Latham requires more imagination than I am capable of using." (Peters 1940, IV, 9, 10); "Lacking any green in their grey and white, streaked or spotted plumage, the two species belonging to this genus are differentiated from other turacos by the crest of narrow, lanceolate feathers projecting backward from the hindcrown and nape" (Forshaw & Cooper 2002).
Synon. Ichthierax.

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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).