(syn. Lophura Ϯ Crested Fireback Pheasant L.ignita) George 1st Earl Macartney (1737-1806) British diplomat, colonial administrator, Envoy to Russia 1764-1768, Chief Secretary for Ireland 1769-1772, Gov. of the British Caribbees 1776-1779, Gov. of Madras 1781-1786, Ambassador to China 1792-1794, Gov. of Cape Colony 1796-1798 (cf. specific name Gallus macartneyi Temminck, 1813 (= syn. Lophura ignita)); "CCVI.e Genre. MACARTNEY; Macartneya.  Houppifère, Temm., Cuv.; Gallus, Temm., Vieill.  ...  MACARTNEY IGNICOLORE; Gallus Macartneyi, Temm., Gall., t. III, p. 663; Gallus ignitus, Vieill., Gal., pl. 207; Phasianus ignitus, Lath., Fire-Backed pheasant, Macartn., Amb. en Chine, trad. franç., t. I, p. 323; Shaw, Nat. misc., pl. 321" (Lesson 1831).

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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 on 19 December 2018).