(syn. Arborophila Ϯ Taiwan Hill Partridge A. crudigularis) Gr. ορος oros, ορεος oreos  mountain (i.e. mountains of Formosa/Taiwan); περδιξ perdix, περδικος perdikos  partridge; "Besides their peculiar red unspurred legs, thick black bill, and very short tail, the most striking peculiarity was in their all having an ugly raw-looking red patch on the throat.  ...  They are not Arboricolæ, for they are of a different type, and, from their straight claws, certainly non-perching birds. They approach nearest the genus Ciccaba; but from these they differ in the unspurred leg, the short tail, and the thick bill. Therefore, though loth to multiply genera, I see no hope of avoiding it in this case; and, from their being denizens of the interior mountains, I propose to create for them the genus which I will proceed to define.  OREOPERDIX, n. gen.  ...  OREOPERDIX CRUDIGULARIS, n. sp." (Swinhoe 1864).

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 19 January 2019).