DENDRORTYX

(Odontophoridae; Ϯ Long-tailed Wood Partridge D. macroura) Gr. δενδρον dendron  tree; ορτυξ ortux, ορτυγος ortugos  quail; "DENDRORTYX MACROURUS.  Large-tailed Partridge.  ...  THIS species, the largest of the family yet discovered, is a native of Mexico" (Gould 1844); "DENDRORTYX  ...  Judging from the more slender structure of their tarsi and feet, I believe them to be arboreal in their habits, and the delicate but bright colouring of their bill and legs seems to me to indicate that they affect situations very different from those resorted to by the members of the genus Odontophorus" (Gould 1850); "Dendrortyx Gould, Monogr. Odontoph., pt. 1, 1844, pl.[3] and text (= pl. 20 of bound volume). Type, by monotypy, Ortyx macroura Jardine and Selby." (Peters 1934, II, 42).

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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 20 January 2019).