Lophortyx

(syn. Callipepla Ϯ California Quail C. californica) Gr. λοφος lophos  crest; ορτυξ ortux, ορτυγος ortugos  quail; "Vertex capitis crista eleganti decoratur e pennis quinque vel sex nigris constante, quæ primo erectæ assurgunt, dein antrorsum leviter curvantur, gradatim a radicibus ad apices truncatos dilatatæ" (Shaw 1798); "Gen. 198.  LOPHORTYX, Nob.   279. LOPHORTYX CALIFORNICA, Nob. (Tetrao californicus, Shaw.)  Aud. pl. 418.   North-western parts.    280. LOPHORTYX DOUGLASI, Nob. (Ortyx Douglasi, Vig.) Aud. pl. 418." (Bonaparte 1838); "Lophortyx Bonaparte, Geogr. and Comp. List, 1838, p. 42. Type, by subsequent designation, Tetrao californicus Shaw. (Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 61.)" (Peters 1934, II, 44).   Var. Leucteroptis.

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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 10 December 2018).