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(syn. Polyplectron Ϯ Bronze-tailed Peacock Pheasant P. chalcurum) Specific name Polyplectrum chalcurum Lesson, 1831; "b. Polyplectroneæ.  ...  *1864. Chalcurus, Bp." (Bonaparte 1854); "1744. CHALCURUS, Pr. B. 1854.  (Polyplectron chalcurum, Temm.)" (G. Gray 1855); "31. Chalcurus, Bp.   78. inocellatus, Cuv. (P. chalcurum, Temm.  napoleonis, fæm.! Reich.)" (Bonaparte 1856); "Chalcurus Bonaparte, Compt. Rend. Acad. Sci. Paris, 42, 1856, p. 878. Type, by monotypy and tautonymy, Polyplectrum inocellatus Cuvier = Polyplectrum chalcurum Lesson. (Chalcurus is a nomen nudum in Ann. Sci. Nat., Zool. (4), 1, 1854, p.146.)" (Peters 1934, II, 130).


Gr. χαλκος khalkos  bronze, copper; -ουρος -ouros  -tailed  < ουρα oura  tail.