FALCIPENNIS

(Tetraonidae; Ϯ Sickle-winged Grouse F. falcipennis) Specific name Tetrao falcipennis Hartlaub, 1855; "Tetronidæ  ...  6th. I would propose, as a generic term, founded upon the peculiar formation of its primary feathers, the specific appellation Falcipennis — confined to Asia, and in complement to its discoverer Hartlaubii." (Elliot 1864); "Falcipennis Elliot, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila., 1864, p. 23. Type, by monotypy, Falcipennis hartlaubii Elliot = Tetrao falcipennis Hartlaub." (Peters 1934, II, 36).
Synon. Canace, Canachites.

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Recommended citation
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 13 December 2018).