Turnix maculatus.

Turnix maculatus.

The name maculatus of Vieillot has been rejected by authors following Ogilvie-Grant, on account of its having the same meaning as maculosus of Temminck. This seems to be a quite unnecessary rejection and I therefore retain it as the specific name and our Indian birds will have to be known as Turnix maculatus maculatus (—Turnix blanfordi auctorum) and T. m. tanki.

Key to Subspecies.

A.Larger ; wing, over 90 mm……………T. m. maculatus, p. 453.
B.Smaller ; wing, under 90 mm……………T. m. tanki, p. 454.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.5 1928.
Title in Book: 
Turnix maculatus.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1928
Page No: 
453
M_ID: 
3847
M_CN: 
Red-backed Buttonquail
M_SN: 
Turnix maculosus
Volume: 
Vol. 5
id: 
4766

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