RHIZOTHERA

(Phasianidae; Ϯ Long-billed Partridge R. longirostris) Gr. ῥιζα rhiza  root; -θηρας -thēras  -hunter  < θηραο thēraō  to hunt  < θηρ thēr,  θηρος thēros  beast, animal; "RHIZOTHERA, G. R. Gray (1841).  Perdix, Temm. Tetrao, Raffl.  Francolinus, Steph.  R. longirostris, (Temm.) G. R. Gray.  T. curvirostris, Raffl. Ill. Ind. Zool. II, pl. f. 2." (G. Gray 1841); "Rhizothera G. R. Gray, List Gen. Bds., ed. 2, 1841, p. 79. Type, by monotypy, Perdix longirostris Temminck." (Peters 1934, II, 90).

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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 20 January 2019).