(syn. Lophura Ϯ Bulwer's Pheasant L. bulweri) Gr. λοβιον lobion  little lobe  < dim. λοβος lobos  lobe; Mod. L. phasis  pheasant  < Med. L. phasis avis  pheasant; "I have no hesitation in referring the bird just received by the Museum to a totally new and distinct genus, which I shall call Lobiophasis, on account of the long pendent lobes which ornament the sides of the throat. The metallic plumage allies it to no other genus in particular, though it approaches Euplocamus more than any pheasant in the form of the tail and arrangement of the plumage; but it is distinguished from this genus by its bare head, which reminds one of Numida. The tail is quite peculiar, all the outer feathers having stiffened shafts, devoid of web for some distance. Like Calophasis, this pheasant seems to be a mixture of several genera hurled into one form.  ...  The type is Lobiophasis Bulweri, sp. n." (Sharpe 1874).

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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 15 December 2018).