SYRRHAPTES

(Pteroclidae; Ϯ Pallas's Sandgrouse S. paradoxus) Gr. συρραπτος surrhaptos  sewn together  < συρραπτω surrhaptō  to sew together  < συν sun  together; ῥαπτω rhaptō  to stitch; "GENUS 80. SYRRHAPTES (συρραπτειν consuere) (Fausthuhn Germ.)  Rostrum mediocre, gracilius, rectum compressum? acutum, dertro haud fornicato, culmine in apicem deflexo, mandibulae gonyde oblique ascendente.  Nares plumis tectae?  Caput plumis tectum. Cauda mediocris, rectricibus. . . .  Pedes gradarii, breves, congrui, hirsuti, tridactyli, halluce nullo, digitis obvolutis, solo apice distinctis. Pelma imbricato-scabrum, continuum, antice trilobum. Ungues incurvi, acuti.   Species: Tetrao paradoxus LinGmel." (Illiger 1811); "Syrrhaptes Pallasii. Mihi.  ...  les doigts de cet oiseau sont réunis jusques aux ongles, tandis qu'ils ne le sont qu'à leur base chez les Gangas [Pterocles]" (Temminck 1815); "Syrrhaptes Illiger, Prodromus, 1811, p. 243. Type, by monotypy, Tetrao paradoxus "Lin Gmel." = Pallas." (Peters 1937, III, 3).
Var. Sirrhaptes, SurrhaptesSyrhaptesSynaptes.
Synon. Heteroclitus, Nematura, PalaeosyrrhaptesPrzewalskia, Tchangtangia.

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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 24 January 2019).