RHINOPTILUS

(Glareolidae; Ϯ Bronze-winged Courser R. chalcopterus) Gr. ῥις rhis, ῥινος rhinos  nostrils; πτιλον ptilon  feather; “Rhinoptilus chalcopterus (Temm.). (Cursorius chalcopterus, Temm.)  This, with the nearly allied M. bitorquatus, Blyth, of India, form a very distinct group, connecting Cursorius with Charadrius. Mr. Blyth first formed it into a genus, under the name of Macrotarsus (Journ. Asiat. Soc. Beng. vol. xvii. part I. p. 254); but as the name has been previously used by Lacépède for genera of mammals [1795] and of birds [1800], and by Schönherr [1842] for a coleopterous insect, I propose the name Rhinoptilus, indicating the advanced position of the frontal feathers, which, with other characters, distinguish it from Charadrius.” (Strickland 1852); "Rhinoptilus Strickland, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1850 (1852), p. 220. Type, by subsequent designation, Cursorius chalcopterus Temminck (Sharpe, Cat. Bds. Brit. Mus., 24, 1896, p. 43....  1 The designation of Cursorius bicinctus Temminck as the type by G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. and Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 110, is invalid, since that species was not originally included in the genus." (Peters 1934, II, 301).
Synon. Chalcopterus, Hemerodromus, Macrotarsius.

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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 15 December 2018).