Edquista

(syn. Tanysiptera Ϯ Numfor Paradise Kingfgisher T. carolinae) Alfred George Edquist (1873-1966) Australian educationalist, collector; "The species T. carolinæ Schlegel is a peculiar form. It has the bill as above, the wing is more rounded, the first primary being less than the ninth and shorter than the secondaries. The tail is similar to that of the preceding [Uralcyon], but is shorter than the wing, while the central pair are comparatively short, being less than twice the length of the next pair, and a large racket is present at the tips. I am indicating these differences to show that a new subgeneric name is necessary— EDQUISTA  for this species alone. The coloration is very peculiar and as far as is known is uniform in the immature and adult. In the preceding forms the immature is very different from the adult in plumage, in some cases the female being also less brightly coloured." (Mathews 1918); "Edquista Mathews (subgenus), Bds. Austr., 7, 1918, p. 198. Type, by monotypy, Tanysiptera carolinae Schlegel." (Peters 1945, V, 216).

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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 16 January 2019).