PODOCES

(Corvidae; Ϯ Turkestan Ground Jay P. panderi) Gr. ποδωκης podōkēs  swift-footed, quick  < πους pous, ποδος podos  foot; ωκυς ōkus  quick; "PODOCES, novum avium genus.  a ποδωκης, pedibus celer  ...  Pedes ambulatorii fortissimi tarsis longis  ... PODOCES Panderi  ...  Habitat gregarie et uti videtur transitorie in desertis retro Orenburg; - celerrime currit, parum volat.  Habitus Corvorum; ab iis vero rostro, alis pedibusque valde distans" (Fischer von Waldheim 1821); "Podoces Fischer, 1821, Lettre adressée . . .de la Soc. Imp. Nat. Moscou à . . .Pander, p. 6. Type, by monotypy, Podoces panderi Fischer." (Vaurie in Peters 1962, XV, 254).
Synon. Eopodoces.

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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 13 December 2018).