(syn. Perdicula Ϯ Jungle Bush Quail P. asiatica) Gr. μικρος mikros  small; πληκτρον plēktron  cock’s spur; "β) Microplectron *.  Läufe mit Spornhöckern, Schnabel wenig gebogen, Oberkieferfirste schräg abfallend.   C. cambayensis Lath. Temm." (Streubel 1842); "Microplectron Streubel, in Ersch and Gruber, Allg. Encycl., sect. 3, 16, 1842, p. 291. Type, by monotypy, "C. cambayensis Lath. Temm." = Perdix asiatica Latham." (Peters 1934, II, 97).   Var. Microplecton.

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