(Phasianidae; Ϯ Red-winged Francolin S. levaillantii) Gr. σκληρος sklēros  stiff; πτιλον ptilon  feather; "Genus PTERNESTIS, Wagler.  ...  Subgenus SCLEROPTILA, Blyth.   1496. SCL. LEVAILLANTII (Pl. Col. 477; A. Smith, Zool. S. Africa, Aves, pl. 85).  SYN. Perdix Levaillantii, Temminck.   ...  1497. SCL. AFRA.  SYN. Perdix afra, Latham" (Blyth 1849).
Var. SchlopteraScleroptera.

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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 on 23 January 2019).