Genus CHETTUSIA

Genus CHETTUSIA.

Chettusia Bonaparte, Icon. Paun. Ital. Introduc, p. 12 (1841).

Type by mon., Charadrius gregarius Pallas.

I retain, with some doubt, the two species included in this genus by Blanford. The two differ both in colour and in structure rather definitely and Chettusia leucura should perhaps be separated under the name Eurypterus of Sharpe.

This genus differs from Vanellus in having no crest and in having much white on the wing; in C. gregaria the tarsus is reticulated but in C. leucura the reticulations become small scutellations.

Key to Species.

A. Some black on the tail; a broad white supercilium………………C. gregaria, p. 182.
B. Tail all white ; no supercilium………………C. leucura, p. 183.

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.6 1929.
Title in Book: 
Genus CHETTUSIA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
181
M_ID: 
3986
M_SN: 
Vanellus
Volume: 
Vol. 6
Term name: 
id: 
4995

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