L. ortyx, ortygis  quail  < Gr. ορτυξ ortux, ορτυγος ortugos  quail.
● (syn. Colinus Ϯ Northern Bobwhite C. virginianus) "ORTYX.  COLIN.  ...  TETRAO. Linn. Gmel. Shaw.  PERDIX. Lath. Temm. Briss.  COTURNIX. Raii. Briss.  ...  They perch on trees, and are all natives of America.  NORTHERN COLIN. (Ortyx Borealis.)  ...  Virginian Partridge. Catesb. Carol. 3. pl. 12. - Lath. Gen. Syn. 4. 777. 22  ...  by the natives of New England they are called bob-white. Their flesh is very good, and much esteemed" (Stephens 1819).
● (syn. Turnix Ϯ Striped Buttonquail T. sylvaticus) "1. Gattung.  Ortyx, Turnix, Tridactylus, Queil.  ...  1. Art. Tetrao, Perdix gibraltarica, gibr. Wachtel" (Oken 1816).

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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 24 January 2019).