(syn. Lophura Ϯ Edwards's Pheasant L. edwardsi) Dr Jean Baptiste Théodore Alexandre Delacour (1890-1985) French ornithologist; L. gallus  farmyard cock; "Delacourigallus gen. nov.  Gennaeus edwardsi Oustalet, 1896. Type, by original designation.  ...  The generic name is given in honor of Jean Delacour, the rediscoverer of the Edwards' pheasant and the discoverer of the Imperial pheasant, who has also propagated these two species in his aviaries and made them well known to us by distributing them among zoological gardens in many parts of the world. The two pheasants included under the new genus are extremely rare in the wild state" (Hachisuka 1941).

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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).