SMUTSORNIS

(Glareolidae; Ϯ Double-banded Courser S. africanus) Field-Marshall Jan Christiaan Smuts (1870-1950) South African statesman, writer, philosopher, Prime Minister 1919-1924, 1939-1948; Gr. ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "Smutsornis gen. nov., genotype Cursorius africanus Temminck, has the bill very weak, nostrils still more elongate, size smallest of the three and also without metallic tips to the primaries." (A. Roberts 1922).
Var. Smitsornis.

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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 12 December 2018).